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    Default which one is correct? - release day or release date

    Dear all,

    Which one is correct?

    release day

    or

    release date

    Thousand thanks!

    W~

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    Default Re: which one is correct? - release day or release date

    Welcome to Using English.
    In general, it's easier to answer questions like this when we have a full sentence.

    However, "release date" is very standard.

    I"m sure it's possible to write a sentence where "release day" is the better choice, but such a sentence is not occurring to me at the moment.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: which one is correct? - release day or release date

    Quote Originally Posted by wenL View Post
    Dear all,

    Which one is correct?

    release day

    or

    release date

    Thousand thanks!

    W~
    If I were to ask, "When is his/her/its/their etc. release day?" I would expect a response as "Sunday, Monday etc.
    Whereas if I were to ask the same question, but with "date", I would expect, for example, "July 9" or "the 14th" etc. In any case and as always, context rules.

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    Default Re: which one is correct? - release day or release date

    "Release day" sounds vaguely science fiction/religious to me. That's to say I can imagine it being part of the belief system of some futuristic cult.

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