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    lexical order

    A book says:
    She sometimes helps children near her house with their homework.

    1.Can I write this way:
    She sometimes helps children with their homework near her house.

    2.What's the difference between these two? Or Which one is correct?

    I don'd know how to write these kinds of sentences in correct lecial order.
    Thank you.

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    Re: lexical order

    They're both possible. Iften the meaning can change a bit when the word order changes. In the first, it sounds, because of the proximity, as if the children are local children, while in the second, it sounds like the place where she teaches them. However, context would make this clearer.

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