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    on the day

    Hello everybody,

    Do you know when to use in the day?
    I've just seen in the day and on the day in the same article.
    Can you help?
    Thank you.

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    Re: on the day

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hello everybody,

    Do you know when to use in the day?
    I've just seen in the day and on the day in the same article.
    Can you help?
    Thank you.
    Please post the context.

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    Re: on the day

    Hi everybody,

    In the days of my youth when I was a student.
    On the days I could not see you.
    I am not sure when to use on or in when talking about days.
    Could someone explain it please?

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    Re: on the day

    Quote Originally Posted by carla guaraldi View Post
    Hi everybody,

    In the days of my youth when I was a student.
    On the days I could not see you.
    I am not sure when to use on or in when talking about days.
    Could someone explain it please?
    "In the days of my youth" = "During the time that I was young" (period of time)
    "On the days I could not see you" = "On specific days" (shorter time period).

    When we talk about days ie Monday, Tuesday, etc, we use "on":
    I am going home on Tuesday.
    On the days I have to go to school, I wake up feeling anxious.

    When we talk about days and we mean "periods of time", we use "in":
    In Shakespeare's day, men played women on stage.
    In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic singer.

    In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic public singer. On the days I was due to sing on stage, I was always very anxious.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: on the day

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "In the days of my youth" = "During the time that I was young" (period of time)
    "On the days I could not see you" = "On specific days" (shorter time period).

    When we talk about days ie Monday, Tuesday, etc, we use "on":
    I am going home on Tuesday.
    On the days I have to go to school, I wake up feeling anxious.

    When we talk about days and we mean "periods of time", we use "in":
    In Shakespeare's day, men played women on stage.
    In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic singer.

    In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic public singer. On the days I was due to sing on stage, I was always very anxious.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    I really appreciate that.

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