i am an english major (but im not great with grammar because i do literature studies not grammar, so i can rip books to shreds, and i do my own Creative writing, so i try to break any rules in part, and partly obey them some of the time)saabmp3 said:I'm an engineer, not english major, but I believe that would be a passive tense, something frowned upon.
It's fine. Switch it around and it's grammatically fine:5300cs said:"When it is sunny tomorrow, let's go to the lake."
For the most part, I agree. However, in a purely logical framework, the original sentence does not directly set the timeframe for the excursion to lake, but only the time frame for the occurence of sun. Constraints on a dependent clause do not also cover the independent clause. However, a constraint on an independent clause, would naturally be implied for the entire sentence. Thus, "Let's go to the lake tomorrow..." would be more accurate. Alternately, if 'tomorrow' is at the beginning of the sentence, it can be assumed it applies to the whole sentence.wordmunger said:It depends on the context. If the context is, it's going to be sunny all day tomorrow, then "when it is sunny tomorrow, let's go to the lake" is not grammatical. However, if the context is, it will be rainy in the morning, sunny midday, and cloudy in the afternoon, then "when it is sunny tomorrow, let's go to the lake" is perfectly grammatical.