Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 296
    #1

    "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    Hi dear teachers,

    "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside." Is this sentence grammatical? I know this sentence may sound quite bad but to be honest, I don't care about its meaning, I just want to know its grammar. So please don't think about its meaning.


    Thanks.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,218
    #2

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    It's not incorrect, in my opinion, but "There will come a day" is a more common way to express "Someday, ..."
    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 296
    #3
    "There will be someday when women will walk naked outside." Now it is okay, right?

    One more question. Can I use "that" instead of "when"?

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #4

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    "There will be someday when women will walk naked outside." Now it is okay, right?

    One more question. Can I use "that" instead of "when"?
    Not "someday", "come a day" is better. "When" is better.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 296
    #5

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    "There will come a day when women will walk naked outside."

  3. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,615
    #6

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    "There will come a day when women will walk naked outside."
    Yes, that's OK.

  4. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #7

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    "There will come a day when women will walk naked outside."
    It won't be today. It's decidedly parky here in Prague.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 296
    #8

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    What do you mean 5jj?

  5. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #9

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    I don't think many women (or men) would choose to walk around outdoors without clothes when the temperature is around freezing point.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Nov-2013 at 14:16. Reason: Typo

  6. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #10

    Re: "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside."

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi dear teachers,

    "There will be a day when all women will walk naked outside." Is this sentence grammatical? I know this sentence may sound quite bad but to be honest, I don't care about its meaning, I just want to know its grammar. So please don't think about its meaning.


    Thanks.
    I know what you mean about ignoring the meaning in this case, but you can't always say whether a sentence is grammatical or not without considering the intended meaning. For example, Barb would not have been able to suggest "There will come a day" unless she had considered the meaning of "There will be a day."

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. what's the difference between"next day"and "the nex day"?
    By roseriver1012 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-Jan-2010, 01:21
  2. "nude" "naked"
    By kelvin123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25-Aug-2009, 15:19
  3. "walk on eggshells/eggs" and "be on thin ice"
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2009, 01:45
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28-Feb-2009, 15:38
  5. Do you walk "past" or "passed" a problem
    By Grumps in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 13:01

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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