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    #1

    phrases placement

    Hi there.
    Is there any difference between the sentences below?
    Both are prepositional phrases, but which one should we put first?

    1. ''Is there anybody in the car with you?''

    2. ''Is there anybody with you in the car?''

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    #2

    Re: phrases placement

    The first is more natural in BrE. The second is not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: phrases placement

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The first is more natural in BrE. The second is not wrong.
    In the first sentence, does it mean that "in the car" functions as an adjective modifying "anybody", and "with you" functions as an adjective modifying "car"?

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    Re: phrases placement

    No - it simply says that you are in the car and asks if someone else is also in the car, where you are.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: phrases placement

    You can further continue the discussion here if you wish. There's not need for both forums to be part of this.
    https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jkjhk/post.htm
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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