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    the meanings of "the/a/(zero) Christmas Eve"

    What are the differences in meaning of:
    - On the Christmas Eve
    - On a Christmas Eve
    - On Christmas Eve
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    Re: the meanings of "the/a/(zero) Christmas Eve"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    What are the differences in meaning of:
    - On the Christmas Eve This one is unlikely in most contexts.
    - On a Christmas Eve "On a Christmas eve sometime in the past or future, which one is either unknown or unimportant."
    - On Christmas Eve The usual way to say it.
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    Re: the meanings of "the/a/(zero) Christmas Eve"

    You might want to say - on the Christmas eve before last.
    Or - on the Christmas eve night ( to specify which of a number of nights under discussion).

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    Re: the meanings of "the/a/(zero) Christmas Eve"

    Quote Originally Posted by apex2000 View Post
    You might want to say - on the Christmas eve before last.
    Or - on the Christmas eve night ( to specify which of a number of nights under discussion).
    And if I want to say "on the Christmas 2011 eve"?

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    Re: the meanings of "the/a/(zero) Christmas Eve"

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    And if I want to say "on the Christmas 2011 eve"?
    "On Christmas Eve 2011" or possibly "On the eve of Christmas 2011".

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