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    A day wasted / wasted day

    A day without laugher is a day wasted.

    Why we say:a day wasted instead of wasted day.

    Could you please tell me.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    A day without laugher is a day wasted.

    Why we say:a day wasted instead of wasted day.

    Could you please tell me.
    Before getting an answer to your post, would you please tell us from where have you learned ending a question with a full stop?

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Quote Originally Posted by The Exalted Father View Post
    Before getting an answer to your post, would you please tell us from where have you learned ending a question with a full stop?
    TEF, you know that diplomacy never learned that. The full stop was simply a slip.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Thank you for being so nice, is this a correct way to guide someone to his errors.
    Actually, I found this forum is highly recommended in our higher education, so it is very sadden to treat learners this way.
    I am pretty sure that I am imperfect and can commit mistakes, so I need them to be corrected but as above mentioned just sarcastim.
    is it a big deal ?
    I won't be again here, thanks for everyone has helped me.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    A day without laughter is a day (that has been/is) wasted.

    We can also say, " ... wasted day".

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    A day without laugher is a day wasted
    There's a saying which comes to mind:

    A penny saved is a penny earned.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Thank you for being so nice, is this a correct way to guide someone to his errors.
    Actually, I found this forum is highly recommended in our higher education, so it is very sadden to treat learners this way.
    I am pretty sure that I am imperfect and can commit mistakes, so I need them to be corrected but as above mentioned just sarcastim.
    is it a big deal ?
    I won't be again here, thanks for everyone has helped me.
    I am sorry that this has happened- it goes against the normal spirit of the forum. However, forums are public places and not everyone behaves the way you would like all the time, so please reconsider as you would not have made 240 posts if this reply was typical.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Quote Originally Posted by The Exalted Father View Post
    Before getting an answer to your post, would you please tell us from where have you learned ending a question with a full stop?
    If you are going to mock someone's language use, it is advisable to make sure that your post does not contain basic errors. Yours does.

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    Re: A day wasted / wasted day

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    A day without laugher is a day wasted.

    Why we say:a day wasted instead of wasted day.

    Could you please tell me.

    To come back to diplomacy's original question....

    The reason for arranging the words in that order is to echo the word order in the first part of the expression, that is: "A day..... is a day........". It makes the expression flow more poetically, and makes it more memorable. You can see the same thing in many such phrases, eg "A hungry man is an angry man", and "A friend in need is a friend indeed".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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