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    #1

    95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    95 flats have so far been sold.

    95 flats have been sold so far.

    Which is the correct sentence?

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    #2

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    95 flats have so far been sold.

    95 flats have been sold so far.

    Which is the correct sentence?

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    Either is correct.

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    #3

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    I agree that either is correct but I would suggest that the second is more natural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I agree that either is correct but I would suggest that the second is more natural.
    They are equal for me.

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    #5

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    95 flats have so far been sold.

    95 flats have been sold so far.

    Which is the correct sentence?

    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I agree that either is correct but I would suggest that the second is more natural.
    I agree with Barb_D! The second sentence is more natural!

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    #6

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    You'll certainly hear the second construction far more frequently in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    And in AmE. But the other is frequent enough not to be disparaged. As is this: "So far, 95 flats have been sold."

    But for a Hong Kong audience, both are okay. If it's international, I'd use "apartments" as most speakers of other languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and even Japanese will recognize the word more readily. "Flat" is quite idiosyncratic to BrE and Commonwealth islands. "Condominiums" is another alternative, for North Americans.

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    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    And in AmE. But the other is frequent enough not to be disparaged. As is this: "So far, 95 flats have been sold."

    But for a Hong Kong audience, both are okay. If it's international, I'd use "apartments" as most speakers of other languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and even Japanese will recognize the word more readily. "Flat" is quite idiosyncratic to BrE and Commonwealth islands. "Condominiums" is another alternative, for North Americans.
    Another for some cities in the US is "co-ops".

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    #9

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    I was told by an American friend, much to my surprise, that an apartment and a condominium are not the same thing. You rent an apartment. You buy a condo. She told me that you can't buy an apartment. I don't know if that's regional - she's from Boston.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: 95 flats have so far been sold. vs 95 flats have been sold so far.

    It's not regional. You own a condo. You rent an apartment. In the suburbs, condos tend to be multi-story, with the rather vertical units stuck together in buildings with three to five units each. (Tend to - not at all an absolute rule!) I expect in urban areas, condos
    look more like apartments (one story) but you own them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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