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San
Lv 6
San asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Are they correct?

A. On the floor was the broken glass, which she had bought as a souvenir.

B. The broken glass was on the floor, which she had bought as a souvenir.

Is sentence A the only correct one? Thanks!

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I would rewrite "A" and "B". The sentences don't sound natural. I think the glass broke after she bought it. She dropped it on the floor, and it broke into pieces. You can write "She dropped the glass she bought as a souvenir on the floor, and it broke into pieces." This sentence is better.               

  • 2 months ago

    Neither is good. B is slightly better,but, you have two different ideas in the one sentence, and they do not go together well.

    "She had bought the glass as a souvenir, but dropped it on the floor." would be better.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I find the phrase A better ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Both are correct as it depends on what you want to communicate to the reader.

    A.  suggests she bought broken glass as a souvenir

    B.  suggests she bought the floor as a souvenir. 

    However:  if your intent is that the glass souvenir was intact when she bought it then it would be better to say.  "The glass souvenir which she bought broke into pieces when she dropped it onto the floor".

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    sandy is correct but both of them sound a bit strange - i would say 'the glass which she had bought as a souvenir was broken on the floor'

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A is correct. 

    B sounds like she bought the floor as a souvenir. 

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