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    All time/all the time , all day/all the day ?

    "I play game all the time". Is it correct to use "all time" instead of "all the time" ?
    "I think of her all day". Is it correct to use "all the day" instead of "all day" ?
    More short explanations are highly appreciated !
    Thank you so much !

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    Re: All time/all the time , all day/all the day ?

    Hi,

    1. Either, "I play games (plural) all the time", or I play the (definite article) game all the time.

    2. 'all day' is more usual although there's nothing inherently wrong with 'all the day'. If you were wanting emphasis, or perhaps a more poetic statement you'd be better with 'I think of her all the day long'.

    HTH

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