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Which of the following sentences is correct?

1) Today is a beautiful day.

2) Today it's a beautiful day.

Thank you,

Paolo

Answer
A. Today is a beautiful day.

B. Today it's a beautiful day.

(I've changed your numbers to letters, to save me a bit of time.)

Both are correct. In A, the subject is "today." In B the subject is "it," and "today" is an adverb modifying the verb "is" (which has been contracted with "it" to form "it's").

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