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Old November 18, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Can the following sentence can be written/spoken in 5 different ways:

The first man gets to the moon in 1969.

El primer hombre llega a la luna en 1969.

En 1969 a la luna llega el primer hombre

A la luna el primer hombre llega en 1969.

En 1969 llega el primer hombre a la luna

En 1969 llega a la luna el primer hombre.
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Old November 18, 2012, 08:59 AM
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All of them work.

Here's another to add to your repertoire:
Llega el primer hombre a la luna en 1969.


Other English sentences might be:
The first man steps foot on the moon in 1969.
The first man to walk on the moon ...
The first man on the moon ...

Translations of these might be:
El primer hombre pisa la luna ...
El primer hombre en pisar la luna ...
El primer hombre en la luna ...
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Old November 18, 2012, 09:50 AM
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Hey guys

Can the following sentence can be written/spoken in 5 different ways:

The first man gets to the moon in 1969.

El primer hombre llega a la luna en 1969.

En 1969, a la luna, llega el primer hombre

A la luna, el primer, hombre llega en 1969.

En 1969 llega el primer hombre a la luna

En 1969 llega a la luna el primer hombre.
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:10 AM
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So the ones that are not ticked are wrong?
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Old November 18, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Unnecessary punctuation was suggested. They are not wrong.

As I mentioned before, they work. What I didn't say, but hinted, is that some of them don't sound natural. Even the English sentence doesn't sound natural. That's why I suggested other renditions.
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