This time

volver

Senior Member
french belgium
Hello

A: I tried to send you an email but it doesn't seem to work
B: I will advise you to send it to this following address.....
B: This time, it should workor It should work this time.

I don't know how to put "this time"?

Thank you


VOLVER
 
  • fillthespectrum

    Member
    Australian English
    Technically, both! :)

    But the stress/focus of the sentences are different:

    This time, it should work.
    It should work this time.

    It's common to put the thing you want to stress at the beginning (fronting) but it isn't really a grammatical rule, just a stylistic difference.

    So it depends on whether B wants to focus more on having A try again or the email address working.
     
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