Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. meraviglioso's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Malta

    • Join Date: Nov 2014
    • Posts: 111
    #1

    order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    Hello all,

    I am a bit confused about the correct word order. Could you tell me which of these sentences is/are correct?

    (1) They arrived home late yesterday.
    (2) They arrived late home yesterday.
    (3) They arrived late at home yesterday.


    By the way, does it make any difference if I put "yesterday" at the beginning, such as in "Yesterday, they arrived home late."?

    Thank you very much!

  2. Skrej's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: May 2015
    • Posts: 2,395
    #2

    Re: order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    Only the first sentence is correct. Yes, you could put 'yesterday' at either the beginning or the end of the sentence. Putting it it a the first places a little more emphasis on the time, putting it at the end puts more emphasis on the fact they arrived late.

  3. teechar's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq

    • Join Date: Feb 2015
    • Posts: 6,180
    #3

    Re: order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Putting it it a the first places a little more emphasis on the time, whereas putting it at the end puts more emphasis on the fact they arrived late.
    I added "whereas" to fix a comma splice!


  4. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091
    #4

    Re: order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    You can also say, "They were late in arriving home yesterday" and "You were late to work this morning."

  5. meraviglioso's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Malta

    • Join Date: Nov 2014
    • Posts: 111
    #5

    Re: order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    Thank you very much!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,462
    #6

    Re: order of adverbs - home/at home + late

    Re: What part of speech

    meraviglioso, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves everybody's time.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-Jun-2014, 11:32
  2. If I got home late, my mom scolded me.
    By sb70012 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Oct-2013, 21:55
  3. I (come home) or (come back home) from school at 3.00.
    By love-you-mom in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-Jun-2013, 23:02
  4. It's time you went home. It's so late!
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 26-Mar-2011, 18:50
  5. He's late getting home
    By muktha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2008, 14:04

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •