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    My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because everywh

    My friend from Singapore goes:

    I hate it when I travel for business, because everywhere I go has a different calendar system.

    Can this be said?

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Yes, but is it true?

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Some countries start the week on Monday and others start on Sunday. So, I guess it is somewhat true.

    I thought - everywhere I go has a different calendar system - would be incorrect.

    Thought it should've been:

    Everywhere I go they have a different calendar system.

    So, everywhere can be followed with another verb - has

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    The dates are what are important.

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    You have given only two different calendar systems. If your friend visits three countries they can't all have different sytems.

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The dates are what are important.

    I don't understand what you mean by that

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Some countries believe that Monday is the first day of the week; Others believe it is Sunday. That makes little difference, But everyone basically agrees about what day is the first, twelfth or 30th day of the month.

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Some countries believe that Monday is the first day of the week; Others believe it is Sunday. That makes little difference, But everyone basically agrees about what day is the first, twelfth or 30th day of the month.
    Oh, I get it now. And I agree with you.

    Btw, I googled the sentence and this sentence came out as the most used:

    Everywhere I go they have a different calendar system.

    Didn't think the other sentence was correct. I guess I was wrong.

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    Re: My friend from Singapore goes: I hate it when I travel for business, because eve

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I guess I was wrong.


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Batman:


    1. Everywhere I go, they have a different calendar system. / They have a different calendar system everywhere I go.
    2. Everywhere I go has a different calendar system.


    I believe that it is correct to say that in #1, "everywhere I go" is considered an adverbial clause that modifies the verb "have."

    Question: Where do they have a different calendar system?
    Answer: Everywhere I go.

    I believe that it is accurate to say that in #2, "Everywhere I go" is being used as the subject of the sentence:

    Everywhere I go has a different calendar system.

    If I understand your question correctly, you now believe that #2 is incorrect.

    Of course, I do NOT have the confidence to say whether you are right OR wrong!

    But I DID find these examples on the Web, and to ME they SEEM to be "good" English:

    3. I am so glad (that) everywhere I go has Wi-Fi.
    4. Everywhere I go has a reason and a mission involved.
    5. Everywhere I go has floor to ceiling racks filled with shoes.
    6. Everywhere I go has something new to teach me.
    7. Everywhere I go has a special place in my heart.


    In checking my books and the Web, it does absolutely appear that "everywhere / wherever I go" is usually an adverbial clause of place ("Everywhere I go, I meet the nicest people"), but it SEEMS that occasionally it's acceptable as the subject of a sentence ("Everywhere I go has a Starbucks on the corner").

    I look forward to what the teachers have to tell us.




    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 05-Oct-2014 at 14:35. Reason: a missing word

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