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    Default Not a day goes by "where" / "when"...

    My love affair with Trader Joe's | NYU's Daily Student Newspaper
    Not a day goes by where I don't shed tears thinking back on those cherished, sterile Food Emporium aisles.

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    Not a day goes by when I’m not thankful for my career.


    Are both "Not a day goes by where..." and "Not a day goes by when..." grammatically correct? Isn't there any difference in meaning?

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    Default Re: Not a day goes by "where" / "when"...

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    My love affair with Trader Joe's | NYU's Daily Student Newspaper
    Not a day goes by where I don't shed tears thinking back on those cherished, sterile Food Emporium aisles.

    Gillispie tries to get back in the game - College Basketball - Rivals.com
    Not a day goes by when Iím not thankful for my career.


    Are both "Not a day goes by where..." and "Not a day goes by when..." grammatically correct? Isn't there any difference in meaning?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    I don't like either and would go with "Not a day goes by that ...."

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    Default Re: Not a day goes by "where" / "when"...

    As I read the first post, these came into my mind:

    Not a day goes by but I shed tears...
    Not a day goes by but I'm thankful,


    I don't know whether I would say them, but 'but' sounds more natural to me than 'where', 'when' and perhaps even 'that'. I haven't yet been able to track down any examples of this, so it may be just my imagination playing tricks.

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    Default Re: Not a day goes by "where" / "when"...

    My imagination was playing tricks. COCA gives two examples of 'where', 17 of 'when', and 39 of 'that'. And 'but'? None.

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