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    Are there any grammar rules that help you put phrases in the right order?

    I am struggling to put phrases in the right order in sentences. I don't know how to explain this in words clearly. I think it would be easier for me to give you an example.

    (1) He watches TV at home for three hours every day.
    (2) He watches TV at home every day for three hours.
    (3) He watches TV for three hours every day at home.
    (4) He watches TV for three hours at home every day.
    (5) He watches TV every day for three hours at home.
    (6) He watches TV every day at home for three hours.

    I hope that these sentences help make my point clear. I am not a native English speaker. Which of the sentences above sound natural to native speakers? Are there any general rules that help me figure the "right" order of phrases? Thank you very much.

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    Re: Are there any grammar rules that help you put phrases in the right order?

    They're all understandable and mean the same thing. I don't find any one of them particularly more natural than the others. I'm not even sure which one I would use - possibly all of them. Additionally, you can say "Every day, he watches TV at home for three hours".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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