1. Abraham's contact number john saved in the phone.
  2. John saved abraham's contact number in the phone.

Which one is grammatically correct? My teachers are saying that both of these are correct but it seems that second is correct.

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    It would be very unusual to put the object first except as part of a longer sentence, for example "I took the suitcase and the bag, but the trunk I had to leave behind". Please note that personal names should always start with a capital letter. Dec 14, 2019 at 12:02

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The first sentence is strange enough that it would never normally be used. It is sometimes called "Yoda" grammar, (due to it being the way that Yoda from Star Wars speaks). It would benefit from a comma:

Abraham's contact number, John saved in the phone.

As a learner you would never use this syntax. It is not a simple alternative to second sentence. It would be more acceptable to say

Abraham's contact number? John saved it in the phone.

In some context in which the verbless first sentence is conversationally checking for understanding "Are you talking about Abraham's contact number?"


Both of your sentences are correct, the second pattern is more widely used.
The first has an implied phrase

Abraham's contact number is what john saved in the phone.


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