It is time now


It is now time

Which of these expressions is grammatically correct?

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    Both are grammatically correct. – Asad Saeeduddin Aug 1 '13 at 22:26

The position of certain time adjuncts in English is very flexible. Assuming your sentence is standing alone, now fits in every position: Now it is time. It now is time. It is now time. It is time now.

The default position of a time adjunct is at the end of the clause, so bringing it forward from that position gives it greater emphasis. Compare:

I played tennis yesterday.

Yesterday I played tennis.

Note that yesterday fits only in these two positions, whereas frequency adjuncts such as sometimes fit in three places:

Sometimes I play tennis.

I sometimes play tennis.

I play tennis sometimes.

As you see, the rules governing the position of adverbs in English are rather complex.

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