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    Hello,

    Which is the correct preposition?

    Thank you.

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    CAUTION: NOT A TEACHER


    On Saturdays and Sundays the bank is closed. On those days if you need some

    money, you can use the ATM machines outside the bank.

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    I was a teenager in the 1950's. In those days there was no Internet. And television had just started around 1949. (I remember running home from school in 1949 because we had just gotten our first TV set! Even then, my American city had at least 6 TV stations. I hear that in those days, some countries had only one or two TV stations!)

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    Default Re: In/On those days

    TheParser is more tolerant than I. I would have simply responded: "Context?"

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    Default Re: In/On those days

    Thank you very much for your explanation The Parser, which is , as always, very accurate.
    But let me try an example to see if I have understood properly:

    In Decembre I was ill. In those days my family was abroad....

    Is it right?

    Thank you for your kindness

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    Default Re: In/On those days

    No. 'In those days' means 'in times past'.

    'In December I was ill. At that time my family was abroad.

    Rover

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    Default Re: In/On those days

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. 'In those days' means 'in times past'.

    'In December I was ill. At that time my family was abroad.

    Rover
    Let me try again then:

    In those days of December, I was so ill that I could not go with my family abroad. Fortunately, time passed and when I grew older I was able to go wherever I wanted.

    Thank you for your kind help.

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    No.

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    Default Re: In/On those days

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Let me try again then:

    In those days of December, I was so ill that I could not go with my family abroad. Fortunately, time passed and when I grew older I was able to go wherever I wanted.

    Thank you for your kind help.
    No. "In those days" usually refers to a longer period of time - perhaps more than ten years in duration.

    In the 1700s, meat was scarce. In those days, people ate a lot of bread and vegetables.

    In the 1850s, cholera was rife. In those days, if you lived until the age of 40, you were very lucky.

    My grandfather was born in the 1920s. In those days, poor children did not attend university. Many left school at 14 and went out to work to support their family.

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