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    at 10 p.m. tonight

    SheŽll be going to bed at 10 p.m. tonight.
    Is it natural/common to say SheŽll be going to bed tonight at 10 p.m.? Would a native ever say that?

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    Re: at 10 p.m. tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    SheŽll be going to bed at 10 p.m. tonight.
    Is it natural/common to say SheŽll be going to bed tonight at 10 p.m.? Would a native ever say that?
    They're both fine. Putting the time first can be used to emphasize it. 'She usually goes to bed at midnight, but she's going to bed at 10.00 p.m. tonight as she has a taxi booked to take her to the airport at 7.00 a.m. tomorrow.'

    But putting the 'tonight' first can be used to emphasize that: 'She usually goes to bed at midnight, but she has a taxi booked to take her to the airport at 7.00 a.m. tomorrow morning, so tonight she's going to bed at 10.00 p.m.'

    Both are perfectly natural/common.

    b

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