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I was studying relative adverb, One example was given

I will never forget the day when I first met Susie.

I am just curious. Can we write it like this

The day, When I first met Susie is unforgettable

Is it grammatically correct?

  • ...and capitalization. – Davo Apr 17 '17 at 18:04
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    @Davo Sorry I am not very good in typing, I updated my question, Please let me know if there is still any mistake – beginner Apr 17 '17 at 18:13
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    No, you must write it like this : The day when I first met Susie is unforgettable. – BillJ Apr 17 '17 at 18:39
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I will never forget the day when I first met Susie.

The day when I first met Susie is unforgettable.

Gramatically, both sentences are correct. (A couple corrected mistakes in the 2nd sent.)

But, the meaning is a little different in the second sentence. Notice how, in the first, you convey how you will never forget the day you met Susie. But, in the second sentence, you're making a statement, that the day, when I [you] first met Susie, is unforgettable. Here exists a slight implication that the day is unforgettable for everyone, which is false (speaking out of context). Also, this sentence is less personal than the first one, as it says unforgettable.

Nevertheless, generally both sentences are gramatically correct, and have more or less the same meaning. Also, the usage of the relative adverb when is correct.

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    But the second example is not passive. – BillJ Apr 17 '17 at 18:45
  • Indeed, it's not, this was a mistake. Either way answer still clarifies it. – critical_mass Apr 17 '17 at 18:47
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    @Andrew - Still, you should fix the mistake. – J.R. Apr 17 '17 at 20:03

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