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    greeting words

    Do the greeting words "Good day" are used in general usage ?
    I seldom hear that.

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    Re: greeting words

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    Do the greeting words "Good day" are used in general usage?

    Are the greeting words "Good day" in general use?

    I seldom hear that. Me too, but I think they are common in some places, such as Australia.
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    Re: greeting words

    Yep Australians sometimes do use Good day or G'day(which is short for Good day). I don't know about other countries though

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    Re: greeting words

    I can't say that I have ever heard "Good day" as a spontaneous greeting in the US.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: greeting words

    Thanks,

    At what time shall we say "Good evening" ?

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    Re: greeting words

    Depending on when it gets dark, anywhere from 5 to 7 pm would be about the right time to start using "good evening" instead of "good afternoon."

    Right now, it's full dark by 5 pm, so "good evening" doesn't sound odd. In the summer, when the sun won't set for another four hours, it would feel more like "afternoon" then.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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