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  1. Anonymous
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    adverb II

    1-Last year, the second time I saw him, he was depressed.
    2-Last year, the second time I saw him he was depressed.

    In which case:
    A-The second time I met ever him was last year.
    B-I am talking about the second meeting between us that took place last year (I might have met him before last year).

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    Re: adverb II

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    1-Last year, the second time I saw him, he was depressed.
    2-Last year, the second time I saw him he was depressed.

    In which case:
    A-The second time I met ever him was last year.
    B-I am talking about the second meeting between us that took place last year (I might have met him before last year).
    #1 is A. Because the phrase is set off by commas, it is merely additonal information. It is used to add information to "last year". Therefore, the second time ever was last year.

    #2 is not clear. If one intends to talk about the second meeting last year, one would say: The second time I saw him last year, he was depressed.

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