Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Mad-ox's Avatar
    Mad-ox is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Hungarian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,471

    Red face Word order problem!

    Which one sounds better?


    He would have become the prisoner of both wealth and theft.


    He would have become the prisoner both of wealth and of theft.

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,226

    Re: Word order problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    Which one sounds better?


    He would have become the prisoner of both wealth and theft.


    He would have become the prisoner both of wealth and of theft.
    I prefer the word order in the first. However, it's a rather odd sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •