Is it grammatically correct to say “We went to the movies Yesterday”? Or would it sound better to say “Yesterday we went to the movies”?

For example, I know that it sounds odd to say “It was a good day Yesterday”. On the other hand, saying “Yesterday was a good day” sounds more natural. Why is that?

  • 2
    All four sentences are natural and idiomatic. (Your third sentence doesn't sound odd at all.) The only thing unusual is that you are capitalizing Yesterday when it's not at the start of the sentence. Jun 30, 2019 at 18:07
  • Why capitalize yesterday??
    – Lambie
    Dec 13, 2021 at 21:04

1 Answer 1


In the sentence

We went to the movies Yesterday

Yesterday serves as an adverb, it describes when "We went"

In the sentence

Yesterday was a good day

Yesterday is the subject of the sentence.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .