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    Hello,

    I'd like to know if there is any difference between these two sentences:

    1) The train travels from Moscow to St.Petersburg by night
    2) The train travels from Moscow to St.Petersburg at night

    The intended meaning is that the train leaves at 23.50 and arrives in St.Petersburg at 8.00 AM so that people sleep on the train.

    The same question about the following sentences:

    1) 3 years ago I used to work by day (from morning to evening)
    2) 3 years ago I used to work at the daytime (from morning to evening)

    Please tell me which sentences are correct and which are not.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: by/at night, by day

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    Hello,

    I'd like to know if there is any difference between these two sentences:

    1) The train travels from Moscow to St.Petersburg by night
    2) The train travels from Moscow to St.Petersburg at night

    The intended meaning is that the train leaves at 23.50 and arrives in St.Petersburg at 8.00 AM so that people sleep on the train.

    The same question about the following sentences: Both are correct, the first one has, perhaps, more of a suggestion that the journey takes all night.

    1) 3 years ago I used to work by day (from morning to evening)
    2) 3 years ago I used to work at the daytime (from morning to evening) This one is incorrect, we say "in the daytime".

    Please tell me which sentences are correct and which are not.

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    Bhai.

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    Default Re: by/at night, by day

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bhai.
    1) 3 years ago I used to work by day (from morning to evening)
    2) 3 years ago I used to work in the daytime (from morning to evening)

    Do they mean the same?

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    Default Re: by/at night, by day

    Quote Originally Posted by milan2003_07 View Post
    1) 3 years ago I used to work by day (from morning to evening)
    2) 3 years ago I used to work in the daytime (from morning to evening)

    Do they mean the same?

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    Default Re: by/at night, by day

    By day, I work in an office. By night, I'm a taxi driver.

    (Happily, this is not true or I don't know when I would sleep!)

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