'There was a time when...' or 'Time was when...'

wc34071209

Member
Chinese
Hi,

Can I recognize 'Time was when...' as 'There was a time when...' ?

Are there any differences between the two phrases?

Thanks a lot!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I think the two are interchangeable. I think "Time was when..." is just a short way to say "The time was (existed) when..."
     
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