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    In April

    Hi,
    I want to say that my family and I want to travel to Europe in April to visit my sister. So I was wondering which sentence is better

    1. My parents and I are going to travel to Europe in April to visit my sister.

    or

    2.My parents and I are going to travel to Europe to visit my sister in April!
    Thank you very much

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    Re: In Aparil

    They are both OK.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: In Aparil

    There's a typo in your thread title, Cut!e P!e.

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    Re: In Aparil

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    Hello, C.P.:

    I am a poor reader, so probably I am wrong (as usual).

    But I think that I detect a difference.

    No. 1 means something like this to me: We are leaving in April, and when we get to Europe we will immediately visit our sister.

    No. 2 means something like this to me: We are NOT necessarily leaving in April. We may leave earlier so that we have time to visit various parts of Europe before we visit our sister in April.

    In other words, in the opinion of this non-teacher: In #1, "in April" modifies (refers to) "are going to travel"; in #2, "in April" modifies "to visit."

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    #5

    Re: In Aparil

    I don't appreciate the difference in meaning that you have stated.

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    Re: In Aparil

    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy65 View Post
    There's a typo in your thread title, Cut!e P!e.
    Oops! You are right

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    Re: In Aparil

    I corrected it in the original post but that's all I can do.

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    Re: In April

    2.My parents and I are going to travel to Europe to visit my sister in April!
    I don't see any real need to end the sentence with an exclamation mark.

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    Re: In April

    2.My parents and I are going to travel to Europe to visit my sister in April!


    I agree that the exclamation mark is unnecessary. I find the word order unnatural in this sentence. At the end, after "to visit my sister in", I would expect a place name. It's an odd place to find a month.

    In April, my parents and I are going to Europe to visit my sister in Spain.

    That suggests, of course, that the trip will involve other European countries, otherwise it would be enough to say "In April, my parents and I are going to visit my sister in Spain".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: In April

    I'd be more likely to use the word order in #1, but I don't think that #2 is unnatural.

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