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    time + see

    Hi,

    What are the subtle differences between the sentence #1 and #2

    1. The post-war economy was strong and the late 40ís saw a boom in television production

    2. The post-war economy was strong and in the late 40ís, there was a boom in television production

    I know that the above two sentences are the same in meaning, but have no idea in what situations I should use them repectively. If you can give me some explanations with examples I would appreciate it. Thanks!

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    Re: time + see

    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Hi,

    What are the subtle differences between the sentence #1 and #2

    1. The post-war economy was strong and the late 40’s saw a boom in television production

    2. The post-war economy was strong and in the late 40’s there was a boom in television production

    I know that the above two sentences are the same in meaning, but have no idea in what situations I should use them respectively. If you can give me some explanations with examples I would appreciate it. Thanks!
    There is no rule about this. You're right that they mean the same thing. I would remove the comma from sentence two. You can use them wherever you see fit. There might be occasions when one is better than the other but there are no rules governing that. Why don't you try to write some more example sentences using both constructions, post them here and we will tell you what we think?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: time + see

    Thanks for your prompt reply! Here are more sentences with the above mentioned structure,as follows:

    #1: 2001 saw near-record job cuts in America.
    There were near-record job cuts in America in 2001.

    #2. The region has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the war.
    In the war, some of the fiercest fighting occured in the region.


    Please have a look! Thanks!

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