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    I read the news on Twitter

    Hello, I am just wondering whether this sentence is grammatically correct
    'I read the news on twitter that you asked me to' or it is supposed to be 'I read the news that you asked me to on twitter'. However, I believe both are correct. Thank you

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    Re: I read the news on Twitter

    Quote Originally Posted by Syazain View Post
    Hello, I am just wondering whether this sentence is grammatically correct
    'I read the news on twitter that you asked me to' or it is supposed to be 'I read the news that you asked me to on twitter'. However, I believe both are correct. Thank you
    First, please note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. "Sentence construction" is not a helpful title.

    Both sentences are grammatically correct but have slightly different meanings.

    I read the news on Twitter that you asked me to = You asked to read the news specifically on Twitter, and then I did.
    I read the news that you asked me to on Twitter = You asked me to read a specific piece of news. I found it on Twitter and read it.

    In the second, the person did not necessarily direct you to Twitter to read that piece of news. In the first, they did.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I read the news on Twitter

    Oh golly, my bad. I thank you for the prompt response :)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Nov-2015 at 10:23. Reason: Removed unnecessary quote

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    Re: I read the news on Twitter

    There was no reason for "my bad". You asked a question and you received an answer. You didn't do anything wrong!

    Note, though, that there is no reason to write a new post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" button which appears in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves time for everyone.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I read the news on Twitter

    Additionally, Syazain, please don't end a sentence with a home-made smile in place of a standard punctuation mark - in this case, a full stop (period).

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