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Concering age, we say: "He's in his twenties", or "She's in her teens/late teens/early teens" and so forth. Does it apply to days of a month too?
When planning, can we say:
"Let's look at the thoes days in the twenties."?! meaning looking at the last 10 days of the month. Likewise, can we say:
"How about those in the teens?" --the 2nd 10 days of the month?
And how do you call the first 10 days? Is there a name for it?
Do native speakers group days of a month this way like we do in Chinese? Thanks, all help would be most appreciated.
Thanks Riverkid for you help. Needing furthur confirmation, I want to make sure I can use the word "teen" to refer to the 2nd 10 days of a month like this:
"I'm calling to verify if my appointment is scheduled for the late teens of this month"? (Yike, that just doesn't sound right as soon as it was written!)
This is when I'm not sure the exact day but somewhere between 15~19th of the month (as in youngesters in that age range "late teens"). I have a feeling native speakers don't say that right?
Thanks for correcting "how" to "what".
And I'm confused still with this 2 questions and can't tell which one is correct:
How does he look like?
What does he look like?
I don't know about others, but my native tongue influence is hard to shake off unless I make constant mental effort to pay attention, but that's a lot of work. I don't know if I can keep up.
Thank you very much for you answers in regard to the days of a month thing.