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    Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's the

    Is this correct:

    How's the weather where you are in New York right?

    and

    How's the weather where you are, in New York right?



    Is this a run on sentence? What if I add a comma?

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    I don't understand the usage of "right" in either case.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    How about this:

    How's the weather where you are - New York, right?

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    Got it with the revised punctuation. "... right?" means I think that's where you are and would like you to confirm it.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    So, the phrase itself is okay then?

    How's the weather where you are - New York, right?

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    Yes.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    Which question would you like the respondent to answer? You've asked two things in one go - to clarify that he/she is in New York and what the weather is like.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Is this correct:

    How's the weather where you are in New York right?

    and

    How's the weather where you are, in New York right?



    Is this a run on sentence? What if I add a comma?
    It's not a run-on sentence. It's not really a sentence at all yet.

    Right is wrong. Delete it. And you don't need a comma.

    You could make it two sentences, if this is what you mean: How's the weather where you are? You're in New York, right?

    The second sentence is to verify that the person you're talking to is where you think the person is: New York.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    Just wondering if the person is still in New York or not.

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    Re: Is this correct: How's the weather where you are in New York right? and How's

    In that case, I would probably say something like "How's the weather in New York? You're still there, right?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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