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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.
I prefer "hours straight" or "solid hours." Not the other way around.
Hmm..... looks like another a matter-of-personal-preferece thing