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    #1

    ''on what date''


    On what date are you coming back to Toronto?

    Hi,
    Is it good English to start a sentence with this expression, please? Is this the way a native would say it?
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: ''on what date''

    It's fine. A lot of people would say 'What date...?' I much prefer 'On what date...?'


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    #3

    Re: ''on what date''

    Hi All,

    I would ask the question slightly differently.

    "when are you coming back ?" , ( Toronto or any location) and the respondent would provide the date and time.

    Randy

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    #4

    Re: ''on what date''

    Thanks.
    In this case, I'd like to know the date specifically. I think I can get a "next week" as an answer if I don't put my question as I did. What do you think?
    Thanks again.

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    #5

    Re: ''on what date''

    A: When are you coming badk to Toronto?
    B: Next week.
    A: What day?
    B: Wednesday. The fifteenth.



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    Re: ''on what date''

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    A: When are you coming badk to Toronto?
    B: Next week.
    A: What day?
    B: Wednesday. The fifteenth.


    ... or, to 'cut the chase' -

    A: When - in particular - are you coming back?
    B: Wednesday next week - the fifteenth.

    b

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