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    Dear teachers

    Are these sentences OK?

    I went by her house yesterday night.
    It was yesterday night when she run over a homeless guy in the streets.
    No one knows what happened in the wood yesterday night.
    She was found at hospital yesterday night.

    I know 'last' instead of 'yesterday' sounds OK but I've seen it a few times on magazines etc.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    We tend to say 'yesterday evening' and 'last night', but 'yesterday night' is possible, as is 'last evening' in some dialects.

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    It was yesterday night when she ran over a homeless guy in the streets.

    No one knows what happened in the woods yesterday night. (AmE)

    John

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    Oh I missed that. Thanks

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    I missed the 'run',

    'Wood', singular, is possible in BrE.

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Are these sentences OK?

    I went by her house yesterday night.
    It was yesterday night when she run over a homeless guy in the streets.
    No one knows what happened in the wood yesterday night.
    She was found at hospital yesterday night.

    I know 'last' instead of 'yesterday' sounds OK but I've seen it a few times on magazines etc.

    Thank you
    You would seldom hear the term "yesterday night" used in AmE except perhaps on occasion among very young children.

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    Default Re: Yesterday night

    I only say "last night", and never use "yesterday night". But hey, I'm a hic from the back woods of Canada.

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