I have the following sentence:

We add fourteen days and subtract two years to and from the current datetime.

I am not sure about the to and from part.

How can this sentence be rephrased if not correct?


An alternative way, also difficult to follow, is:

We add fourteen days to and subtract two years from the current datetime.

To transmit the information clearly, the following is the best:

We add fourteen days to the current datetime. Then we subtract two years.

The message is extremely easy to get.

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  • And is the sentence grammar correct? – Jan Bodnar May 14 '19 at 9:12
  • I am not sure. I think that your sentence is incorrect because you take the prepositions away from their place and group them together. A native speaker might clarify this for us. – virolino May 14 '19 at 9:24
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    Virolino is right. The original sentence merely confuses. His suggestions resolve the problem. – Ronald Sole May 14 '19 at 10:08
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    The original sentence is grammatical but ugly and confusing. Virolino's suggestions are good solutions. – jonathanjo May 14 '19 at 10:48

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