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    sitting in front of the TV all day vs. sitting all day in front of the TV

    When I started learning English, one of the very first things I was taught was a rule saying that in a sentence, the time adverbial comes after the adverbial of place. That is, the first sentence below should be somehow more correct that the second. How do you feel about it? Which one is correct, which one would you be the most likely to say? To me, they're both the same and both equally correct.


    1. You've been sitting in front of the TV (place adverbial) all day (time adverbial).
    2. You've been sitting all day in front of the TV.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #2

    Re: sitting in front of the TV all day vs. sitting all day in front of the TV

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    When I started learning English, one of the very first things I was taught was a rule saying that in a sentence, the time adverbial comes after the adverbial of place. That is, the first sentence below should be somehow more correct that the second. How do you feel about it? Which one is correct, which one would you be the most likely to say? To me, they're both the same and both equally correct.


    1. You've been sitting in front of the TV (place adverbial) all day (time adverbial).
    2. You've been sitting all day in front of the TV.
    #1 is the most natural. It's what I would say.

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    Re: sitting in front of the TV all day vs. sitting all day in front of the TV

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    #1 is the most natural. It's what I would say.
    What do you think about #2? Is it acceptable albeit less natural?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: sitting in front of the TV all day vs. sitting all day in front of the TV

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    What do you think about #2? Is it acceptable albeit less natural?
    I can imagine people saying it.

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