1a. This is a book written in English in America.
1b. This is a book written in America in English.
2a. This was made in China in 2004.
2b. This was made in 2004 in China.
edit: sorry, may I add
3a. This movie was made by Studio Ghibli in Japan.
3b. This movie was made in Japan by Studio Ghibli.
Which is better, which sounds off, which sounds weird? Or is it best to split them into separate sentences altogether? (This is a book written in English. It was written in America.)
I started feeling unsure about this since I bumped into 3a and 3b. A friend just told me the right order should be manner-place-time but (3a) could be misunderstood as "This movie was made by Studio Ghibli, and Studio Ghibli is in Japan."
I'm a teaching assistant in Japanese schools, grading some of the students' homework right now and I can't figure this out. I've had too much exposure to Japanese-English and my ability to discern correct English has been diminishing!
Thanks in advance.