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    Last spring or in last spring

    - They last visited Paris last spring.
    => The last time .....................................
    a- The last time they visited Paris was last spring.
    b- The last time they visited Paris was in last spring.
    Which is correct, please?

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    #2

    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Only A is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    I just found the following grammar notes at http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/spring.

    Don’t use in with these words:
    • You say last spring:
    They moved here last spring.
    Don’t say: They moved here in last spring.
    • You say this spring:
    The flowers are beautiful this spring.
    Don’t say: The flowers are beautiful in this spring.
    • You say next spring:
    They’re getting married next spring.
    Don’t say: They’re getting married in next spring.
    • You say that spring:
    It rained a lot that spring.
    Don’t say: It rained a lot in that spring.
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    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I just found the following grammar notes at http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/spring.

    Don’t use in with these words:
    • You say last spring:
    They moved here last spring.
    Don’t say: They moved here in last spring.
    • You say this spring:
    The flowers are beautiful this spring.
    Don’t say: The flowers are beautiful in this spring.
    • You say next spring:
    They’re getting married next spring.
    Don’t say: They’re getting married in next spring.
    • You say that spring:
    It rained a lot that spring.
    Don’t say: It rained a lot in that spring.
    Do you have a question?

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    #5

    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Do the grammar notes explain why 'in' should not be used in the OP's sentence?
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    #6

    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Yes.

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    #7

    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do the grammar notes explain why 'in' should not be used in the OP's sentence?
    Your original post (#3) was fine - you didn't need to ask a question. It was quite clear that you were posting a response to the original question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Last spring or in last spring

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your original post (#3) was fine - you didn't need to ask a question. It was quite clear that you were posting a response to the original question.
    I mistook him as the OP.

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