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    'Monday thru Sunday' as an alternative for 'everyday'

    My question is whether to use the term 'Monday thru Sunday' as an alternative to 'everyday' is a good syntax option.

    For example, in 'Our store is open everyday' vs. 'Our store is open Monday thru Sunday', which is better and more common?

    Thank you.

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    Re: 'Monday thru Sunday' as an alternative for 'everyday'

    How about

    Our store is open seven days a week.

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    Re: 'Monday thru Sunday' as an alternative for 'everyday'

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    How about

    Our store is open seven days a week.
    Thank you. Yours is a good option. However, I want to hear comments on Monday thru Sunday. How does it sound to you?

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    Re: 'Monday thru Sunday' as an alternative for 'everyday'

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Thank you. Yours is a good option. However, I want to hear comments on Monday thru Sunday. How does it sound to you?
    To me, if a store is open every day then I wouldn't expect it to be worded as you have suggested. Generally, the "Monday thru......" syntax is usually used to specify more limited opening information. "Monday thru Saturday" I would expect to see, as it clearly shows that it is shut on Sunday.

    If a shop was open 24 hours a day, I wouldn't expect it to be described as being open "midnight thru midnight", but if it wasn't open 24/7, I wouldn't have a problem with "9am thru 7pm".

    From a more personal point of view, a little flag always goes up in my brain when I see the word "thru". To me, it's a very American-English word, and I believe is an abbreviation for "through".

    In the UK, you will rarely see this. In British English, we would say "Open Monday to Saturday" etc.

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