| | time-place or place-time
I have another good question for you.
Is there a proper order for forming a sentence in regards to place and time?
One of my students asked me this question because evidently there is a proper order for what is concidered a good Japanese sentence. (In Japanese subject-time-place-verb.)
Here are the two sentences:
1. I worked in Japan for 6 years.
2. I worked for 6 years in Japan.
I told her that whichever is more important goes first or closest to the modified word.
If in an interview, the fact that I was in Japan (my Japanese proficiency) is important I would use structure 1.
If I was applying for a teaching position (my work experience is important) I would use sentence 2.
So, my answer was there is no set order that is concidered correct.
What do you think?