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    in/ of choice

    Dear all,

    English Grammar in Use (Unit 108) says of is correct in the following sentence.

    What was the happiest day [of, in] your life?

    However, there is a song titled A Day In the Life by the Beatles.

    The tile is not A Day of the Life.

    Could anyone tell me why "the happiest day in your life" is wrong?

    Thank you!

    OP

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    Re: in/ of choice

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    English Grammar in Use (Unit 108) says of is correct in the following sentence.

    What was the happiest day [of, in] your life?



    Could anyone tell me why "the happiest day in your life" is wrong?

    Thank you!

    OP
    I don't really think it is wrong, except that 'the happiest day(s) of your life' is pretty fixed as a standard expression.

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