regret........ when + s. present / s. present.....when

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boggiee

Senior Member
Turkish
Hi,

- When I am with you, I always regret not hanging out with you in the past years.

- I always regret not hanging out with you in the past years, when I am with you.


Do the two sentences seem OK to you? I have made these sentences but I think the first one fits better in terms of the emphasis in the sentnece, am I right?

Thanks.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Yes, you're right, boggiee.

    Putting When I am with you first makes the logic of the sentence clearer. The word-order of the second sentence works too, but it's much harder for the reader/listener to understand.

    By the way:
    (1) in the second sentence, I wouldn't use a comma.
    (2) in both sentences, I would say "in the past" rather than "in the past years".
    :)
     
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