adverb of place

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navi tasan

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)To which of the cases a, b, or c do the sentences 1, 2 and 3 correspond:

1-I called him at the office.
2-I called him, at the office.
3-At the office, I called him.

a-I am at the office and am giving the phone call FROM the office.
b-He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere.
c-Both of the above are possible.

B)Consider also:

4-Where did you call him?
Does this one correspond to a, b, or c?

(I know that I have asked a question very much like part A before. I just want to check something. These adverbials are a big thing with me.)
 

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I would only use one of the sample sentences, thus: "I called him at the office." The meaning of that one is indicated by: "He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere."

If I wanted to indicate where the caller was I would say something like: "I called him from the office."

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I would only use one of the sample sentences, thus: "I called him at the office." The meaning of that one is indicated by: "He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere."
 

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navi tasan said:
)To which of the cases a, b, or c do the sentences 1, 2 and 3 correspond:

1-I called him at the office. c, but b is more likely as a meaning
2-I called him, at the office. no need for comma
3-At the office, I called him. a, but rather unusual

a-I am at the office and am giving the phone call FROM the office.
b-He is at the office and I am calling him from elsewhere.
c-Both of the above are possible.

B)Consider also:

4-Where did you call him?
Does this one correspond to a, b, or c?
c

(I know that I have asked a question very much like part A before. I just want to check something. These adverbials are a big thing with me.)
 

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Um, TDOL, that one is a little confusing as it looks like the entire thing is a quote. It's hard to tell what belongs to navi tasan and what belongs to you. :?

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I like to make things challenging. <point taken> ;-)
 

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tdol said:
I like to make things challenging. <point taken> ;-)

LOL, nothing succeeds like success. :wink:

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I'm one of the few people that can use challenging as a near synonym of lazy. ;-)
 
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