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    #1

    Please help me out

    The following sentence are confusing me

    "I am writing the day when I arrived in London
    (Here the writer want to say - the day when I arrived in London, I wrote on that day.

    My query how can we write a sentence like that. Why not like this

    I am writing on that day when I arrived in London. How do I know that I have to omit "on that"

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    #2

    Re: Please help me out

    You don't have to omit it:
    I am writing on the day I arrived in London.
    I am writing the day I arrived in London. (more colloquial)

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    #3

    Re: Please help me out

    Here I am confusted.

    1) I am writing the day....

    Its meaning can be - I am writing something (the day), which looks odd. What is the grammar behind it ?

    2) Why we cannot write "that" and when" in the sentence - I am writing on that day when...


    thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You don't have to omit it:
    I am writing on the day I arrived in London.
    I am writing the day I arrived in London. (more colloquial)

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    #4

    Re: Please help me out

    In the example, there is no need for the object, because it is clear from the text itself what you are writing- your diary, a letter, an email, etc.

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