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Shouldn't it be "Wednesday evening (Jan 10) instead? Options
Koh Elaine
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:31:35 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was not allowed to visit jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in hospital on Wednesday (Jan 10) evening, with hospital officials telling the Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman that they had received instructions not to allow him in.

Shouldn't it be "Wednesday evening (Jan 10)" instead?

Thanks.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:35:16 AM

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Well, it is specifying the day, Wed - Jan 10. So it fits there.
It is additional information that it in the evening of that day. So that comes afterwards.


But you can put it after the 'wed eve' if you want, to complete that idea first, before adding the date.

There is no rule, just a choice of communication style.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:47:22 AM

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There is no grammar 'rule'.

I don't like either choice. I would write it properly:
". . . on the evening of Wednesday, January the tenth."

Your quote is obviously from a newspaper or news-site.
They have rules of their own, which do not match grammar rules.


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:49:25 AM

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I've always wondered how Germans, of all the Germanic peoples, call Wednesday Mittelwoch, not something like Wotan's or Odin's day.


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papo_308
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:12:16 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
I've always wondered how Germans, of all the Germanic peoples, call Wednesday Mittelwoch, not something like Wotan's or Odin's day.


It's Mittwoch, not Mittelwoch, but your objection still applies.
By the way, we in Czech mimic this German word, we use "středa" for Wendesday (střed = Mitte = middle).
Fyfardens
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:58:39 AM
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I love the Czech days of the week; starting with Monday, they are:

pondělí - after not do work
úterý - second
středa - middle
čtvrtek - fourth
pátek -fifth
sobota - sabbath
neděle - after not do work

Mind you, the pronunciation of čtvrtek is an ordeal for non-natives: čtvrtek
papo_308
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:16:02 PM
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Fyfardens wrote:
I love the Czech days of the week; starting with Monday, they are:

pondělí - after not do work
úterý - second
středa - middle
čtvrtek - fourth
pátek -fifth
sobota - sabbath
neděle - after not do work

Mind you, the pronunciation of čtvrtek is an ordeal for non-natives: čtvrtek


Hi Fyfardens,

I'm glad you take interest in the Czech language. Anyway, you must meet a lot of Czechs in Bad Schandau - so close to the Czech border.
You get it right with the day names, only perhaps neděle should be only "not do work" (nedělat is the negative of dělat, which is to work).

And yes, we have lots of words with sequences of four or more consonants, which are difficult for non-natives to pronounce. The longest (and scariest) is "scvrnkls" which is a bit colloquial and means something like "you flipped (some small object) off (the surface of something)".

I hope your paint has dried already.

Fyfardens
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:45:11 PM
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I live in Prague. When I signed on here, a move to Bad Schandau seemed probable. It didn't happen.

I hadn't encountered scvrnkls; it's good. https://forvo.com/search/scvrnkls/
whatson
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:42:50 PM
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Slip-up in list overlooked:

Sunday - NE_DE^LE - no/not_work

after this comes "after"
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Fyfardens
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:37:52 PM
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Sorry. My 'neděle - after not do work' was a slip. delete the 'after'. Unfortunately it is too late for me to edit my post. My slip spoil the fun of the literal meaning of 'pondělí'.

Thanks, whatson.
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