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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I have no problem with "even-numbered days" to mean even-numbered dates. I remember the "gas crisis" of the 70s, when, depending on your license plate number, you could fill up on either even days or odd days. Maybe this is American, but if someone said "I do X on even-numbered days" I'd simply assume he meant the 2nd, the 4th, the 6th, etc.
    Yes, I was going to mention this same thing. Filling up on odd-numbered days. The 31st of the month was a free-for-all, officially both odd and even. And there was even a 75 cent minimum purchase requirement, to prevent people from just topping off their tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Any context. I want to know which one is correct grammatically.
    For example:
    They go shopping on even / even-numbered days.
    I visit my BF on odd / odd-numbered days.
    Is the even/odd matter really relevant to the examples you have provided? Could you not say every second day?
    Last edited by shannico; 18-Jan-2012 at 18:00. Reason: question mark added

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