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    The last time Nancy came here was 1999.

    Could you explain to me why we can't leave out the preposition " in" in the following sentence? Thanks in a advance.

    1. The last time Nancy came here was (in) 1999.

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    Re: The last time Nancy came here was 1999.

    We can. We should.

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    Re: The last time Nancy came here was 1999.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We can. We should.
    Is it grammatically wrong? I thought that sentence is like the first response that contains no preposition " at" before " 7 o'clock" meanwhile we must put " at" in the second response:
    1. " What time is it" ~ "It is 7 o'clock."
    2. " What time do you get up in the morning?" ~ "I get up at 7 o'clock."

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    Re: The last time Nancy came here was 1999.

    Quote Originally Posted by Son Ho View Post
    Is it grammatically wrong? I thought that sentence is like the first response that contains no preposition "at" before "7 o'clock" meanwhile we must put "at" in the second response:
    1. "What time is it" ~ "It is 7 o'clock."
    2. "What time do you get up in the morning?"~ "I get up at 7 o'clock."
    Please don't type a space after an opening quotation mark. Do you see how much easier it is to read when the opening and closing quotation marks are attached to the beginning and end of the quote?

    Also note that ~​ is not a punctuation mark.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The last time Nancy came here was 1999.

    Sorry. I misread your sentence. I thought you'd written "The last year ...". You are right. We need 'in' in standard English.

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