I have some location problems with sentences that have more than one prepositional phrase or conjunction. Examples,

  1. I decided to come there yesterday.

What does it mean? I decided it yesterday or I came there yesterday.

  1. I have been working in order to have good life conditions since I graduated.

Is this correct? I think that "since I graduated" is too far away from "working", because "in order to.." separates them from each other. It seems confusing, what do you suggest? Thanks.


We cannot be certain exactly what this means in terms of the going there:

I decided to go there yesterday.

We can be confident that the decision was made yesterday, because if a native speaker wanted to say that the decision had been made long ago, very few if any of them would omit that fact because to omit it would only invite confusion. So let's say that any speaker who has a sense of the ambiguous and a desire to avoid it would not fail to include that fact if it was in doubt:

I decided a long time ago to go there yesterday.

What we don't know is if the going there has taken place yet.

So, I'm going to take a trip to Rome.

--When did you decide to go there?

I decided to go there yesterday.


So you went to London yesterday?

--Yes, I realized last week that business in late August was slow enough that I could manage a day-trip to London yesterday.

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