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In the following sentence

I have not seen him since Wednesday last.

How is last used.

I think it should be

I have not seen him since last Wednesday.

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    "I have not seen him since Wednesday last" is grammatical but a bit poetical. The second sentence would usually be used. – Weather Vane Jun 22 at 17:38
  • @WeatherVane I'm not sure I'd judge what's grammatical based on what's acceptable in poetry. Poets often bend and break grammar rules in favor of meter, and if someone used "Wednesday last" in conversation thinking that was a normal way to say "last Wednesday," they'd still be very wrong. – the-baby-is-you Jun 22 at 17:56
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    @the-baby-is-you it is not ungrammatical to place an adjective after the noun it qualifies, it can be used for emphasis. I did mention the normal way of saying the sentence. – Weather Vane Jun 22 at 18:07
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    @the-baby-is-you sorry, I thought that is what I wrote in the first comment. – Weather Vane Jun 22 at 18:18
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    @the-baby-is-you it is one of them. I'm sure Google will confirm. Old fashioned but not obsolete. – user96060 Jun 22 at 19:08
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The question was answered in the comments:

"I have not seen him since Wednesday last" is grammatical but a bit poetical. The second sentence would usually be used. - Weather Vane

It's old-fashioned or poetic.

if someone used "Wednesday last" in conversation thinking that was a normal way to say "last Wednesday," they'd still be very wrong. – the-baby-is-you

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