'to college I went' vs. 'I went to college' My parents insisted upon college instead of a conservatory of music, and to college I went - quite happily, as I remember, for although I loved my violin and spent most of my spare time practicing, I had many other interests. If I say '..., and I went to college - quite happily...', is there any difference from the emotion of the original sentence?
Mar 16, 2014 10:27 AM
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Hello Sanya: There is no difference really. Those are two ways of saying the same thing. "So I went to college" is the more commonly used expression, but the other expression ("to college I went") is also used. I might say for comparison. "I left college and went to join the army." I would say the same thing this way; "I left college and to the army I went." The first sentence would be the more common form. In English sentences, it is not as common to place the verb at the end of the sentence. I would not usually say; "I needed food, and so to the grocery store I went." I would commonly say; "I needed food, and so I went to the grocery store." Hope that helps.
March 16, 2014
'to college I went' vs. 'I went to college' Both will work, but the first one is a bit funny, sounds a bit British or prudish. "I went to college" is standard speech in America.
March 16, 2014
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