Is this grammar construct correct?


Can I say it like this:

"In 1961 John Chicago it didn't use to happen"

to hint a period of time in Chicago where John lived in?

although I think the most correct way would be:

In John's 1961 Chicago it didn't use to happen, I would like to know if my first way of saying that is acceptable I think it is using John as an adjective for Chicago hinting a Chicaggo from John point of view.

3 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    "Such things didn't happen in the Chicago of 1961 that John knew."

    or, if you really want to keep the use of 'John's' as an adjective,

    "Such things didn't happen in John's Chicago of 1961."

    Don't try to string too many adjectives together until your command of English is a great deal more advanced.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    This is a very confusing and awkward sentence. 

    Try: "In 1961, the Chicago John knew didn't harbor this". 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It doesn't sound right to me. I think the problem is that you are using too many qualifications. Better might be:


    In John's Chicago of 1961 ...

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