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    #1

    hitting in

    Which of the following sentences is better, #1 or #2?

    1. On March 11th, 2011, there was a big earthquake hitting in Japan.
    2. On March 11th, 2011, Japan was hit by a massive earthquake.

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    #2

    Re: hitting in

    2 is natural. 1 is not.

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    #3

    Re: hitting in

    Don't put a space before a comma.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: hitting in

    Actually, I don't think Ashiuhto did put a space there. The raised (superscripted [?]) 'th' just makes it look that way.

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    #5

    Re: hitting in

    You could also use this:

    On March 11th, 2011, a massive earthquake hit Japan.

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    #6

    Re: hitting in

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Actually, I don't think Ashiuhto did put a space there. The raised (superscripted [?]) 'th' just makes it look that way.
    Apologies. Quite right. On my phone, it looked like superscript and a space.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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