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    straight and solid

    Hello,

    I'd like to learn to use the words "straight" and 'solid' properly. Do all of my examples sound OK?

    (1) I played video games for a solid 5 hours.
    (2) I played video games for a straight 5 hours.
    (3 I played video games for 5 hours solid / straight.
    (4 I played video games for 5 solid/straight hours.

    I don't like (2) and (4), but I'm not sure they're wrong.

    Thank you.

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    Re: straight and solid

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'd like to learn to use the words "straight" and 'solid' properly. Do all of my examples sound OK?

    (1) I played video games for a solid 5 hours.
    (2) I played video games for a straight 5 hours.
    (3 I played video games for 5 hours solid / straight.
    (4 I played video games for 5 solid/straight hours.

    I don't like (2) and (4), but I'm not sure they're wrong.

    Thank you.
    I agree with you.

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    Re: straight and solid

    I prefer "hours straight" or "solid hours." Not the other way around.

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    Re: straight and solid

    Hmm..... looks like another a matter-of-personal-preferece thing

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    Re: straight and solid

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hmm..... looks like another a matter-of-personal-preferece thing
    Yes.

    My own order of preference is 3 (straight), 2, 3 (solid). I don't think I'd use 1 or 4.

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