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    Position of Adverb of time

    On Tuesday evening at eight P. M., Major R. E. Joyce will give in Bailey Hall a lecture on "My Experiences in Mesopotamia." The public is invited.

    Could I reposition the adverb of time as follows:
    At eight P. M. on Tuesday evening, Major R. E. Joyce will give in Bailey Hall a lecture on "My Experiences in Mesopotamia." The public is invited.

    By the way, which one is better according to the suggested rule by textbooks as "hour first, then day and year"?

    Thanks for helping.


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    Re: Position of Adverb of time

    hour first, then day and year"?

    That rule may be fine when we refer to "On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" referring to the 1918 armistice...

    It is usual to refer to some upcoming event as On Tuesday evening at eight P. M., if this is the sole event for that day being mentioned.

    But look at this:

    On Tuesday morning at ten A. M., Major R. E. Joyce will give a lecture on, "My Experiences in Mesopotamia.", in Bailey Hall. At 8 P.M. Tuesday evening, his wife will give a talk on, "Why Babylon Can Go Hang Itself."
    Last edited by David L.; 24-Sep-2008 at 07:53.

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