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    #1

    word order

    What would your choice be?
    What would be your choice?

    Which one is correct and why? Or both are OK? Or it depends on something.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: word order

    Carolina, please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice house the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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    #3

    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by jetu View Post
    What would your choice be?
    What would be your choice?
    Welcome to the forums, jetu.

    They are both OK.

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    Re: word order

    Lest the original poster be confused by the "disagree" by a non-native speaker who identifies as a learner and not a teacher, I agree with Rover. Both are okay.
    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: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Lest the original poster be confused by the "disagree" by a non-native speaker who identifies as a learner and not a teacher, I agree with Rover. Both are okay.
    So the use of the Disagree button by a person who can't explain their disagreement is actually going to cause more posts to be made, rather than fewer! Another point for the debate.

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    Re: word order

    Carolina is free and welcome to explain her disagreement of that post and I would be very interested in that explanation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: word order

    Indeed yes but with only one "like" being available right now, one disagree is balanced by only one agree, even if ten people who are teachers/native speakers agree.

    I almost wish the disagree button came with a mandatory comment field.
    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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    #8

    Re: word order

    I am not a teacher.

    What is now post #2 appears to be mildly reprimanding Carolina for something that is not visible to the naked eye, like the original post #2 perhaps.

    Has this been deleted? The thread doesn't make a lot of sense with gaping holes in it.

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    #9

    Re: word order

    Yes, there was a post with incorrect information in it. It's common practice to delete misleading posts (we even delete our own when we realize we've made a bad post). It's also common practice to put the information in the "now post #2" as information on how the forums work. If people feel reprimanded for it, that's a shame, but it's not the intent. Be assured, we reserve the reprimands for private messages when posters continue to provide bad answers without any disclaimers.

    Original poster: If you still have questions, please let us know. Otherwise, we'll consider this thread complete.
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    #10

    Re: word order

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    The thread doesn't make a lot of sense with gaping holes in it.
    FYI, Carolina's post #2 said 'First one correct, second one not correct'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Apr-2014 at 08:53.

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