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I tried to call a friend yesterday and wanted to let her know that I have tried calling her. Do I write

A: I again called you yesterday

or

B: I called you again yesterday

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A: I again called you yesterday

is correct, but unnatural.


B: I called you again yesterday

is more natural.


You can also use:

I called you yesterday again

or

Yesterday I called you again

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Both options have different subjects.

I again called you yesterday.

I called you again yesterday.

In this case, the subject is you calling her. 'Again' and 'yesterday' contribute to the subject, and should not be part of it.

Option B is the best.

  • The subject of the first sentence is "I". The subject of the second is also "I". The phrase "you calling her" does not appear in either sentence, and cannot be the subject. – P. E. Dant Aug 2 '17 at 21:33
  • Someone is trying to let their friend know that they called them and that they didn't pick up. That's the subject. That's what they're trying to convey. – Kman3 Aug 2 '17 at 21:41
  • That is the topic, not the subject in strict sentence construction. – user3169 Aug 2 '17 at 22:42
  • Don't you think it is foolish to attempt to instruct us in the use of our own language? As you would understand had you read our Tour and Help pages, this site is concerned with assisting persons (such as you yourself) whose native language is not English, in learning the grammar and usage of the English language. In that context of grammar, the word subject has a specific meaning. In your answer, you misuse the word subject in a way that is certain to confuse many learners. – P. E. Dant Aug 3 '17 at 3:46

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