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    Where to put "there" in a sentence?

    Is it always better to put "there" at the end of a sentence?
    You can buy books and clothes there.
    I bought a pair of jeans there.

    Can I put 'there' after 'buy'?
    You can buy there books and clothes.
    I bought there a pair of jeans.

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    Re: Where to put "there" in a sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Can I put 'there' after 'buy'?
    You can buy there books and clothes.
    I bought there a pair of jeans.
    No.

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    Re: Where to put "there" in a sentence?

    But, returning to the OP, you could move the 'there'. But 'There I bought a pair of jeans' sounds rather quaint; you get this sort of inversion in some poetry: 'There I met an old man clothéd all in leather...'. Nowadays you would introduce some indirection: 'It was there that I bought a pair of jeans' or even, in a very formal register, 'There it was that I purchased a bowler hat' ('jeans' don't suit that register )

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