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    Relative clauses

    Dear Teachers,

    There are two sentences to be combined with a relative pronoun:

    They visited the new museum yesterday. Here they show the 19th century toys.

    I would make the following sentence:

    They visited the new museum yesterday where they show the 19th century toys.

    Someone has suggested the following option:

    They visited the new museum where they show the 19th century toys, yesterday.

    Are the above sentences correct or the only way to solve the problem is to move yesterday to the front of the sentence.

    Thank you very much for your help,

    ania

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    Re: Relative clauses

    Quote Originally Posted by 4ania4 View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    There are two sentences to be combined with a relative pronoun:

    They visited the new museum yesterday. Here they show the 19th century toys.

    I would make the following sentence:

    They visited the new museum yesterday, where they show the 19th century toys.

    Someone has suggested the following option:

    They visited the new museum where they show the 19th century toys, yesterday.

    Are the above sentences correct, or is the only way to solve the problem to move yesterday to the front of the sentence?

    Thank you very much for your help,

    ania
    They are both correct (with the addition of the relevant comma, as shown above). However, the best solution is indeed to start with "Yesterday", followed by a comma.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: Relative clauses

    I agree with starting the sentence with yesterday. Thus you would have:

    Yesterday they visited the new museum, where they display the 19th century toys.


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    Re: Relative clauses

    I'd omit 'the' after 'display'.

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