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    #1

    Smile i need help with sentence.

    Hi..

    I just want to know if this sentence is right.
    (What a days!!) or (what day!)

    i mean by that...if i got a nice week in the past and i just remember it.


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    #2

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    What a day!

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    #3

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    What a day!
    What a week!

    NOT: What day and NOT: What a days.
    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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    #4

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    Thanks for replying guys, but (what a day) is (a day) refering to just one day or more than one? becouse i want more than one

    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    Oh, sorry. I misunderstood your question.

    Then you can say, as Barb said, "What a week!"

    "What a days" is wrong grammatically. "Days" is a plural form, so you can't use "a" with it.

    "What days" would be a grammatical version, but I don't think anyone would exclaim, "What days!" You could find something like, "What days of freedom and passion those were!" in some older books, but we don't usually say such things.

    I may be wrong though. Please correct me.

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    #6

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    I am not a teacher.

    Birdeen's call is correct---"What days!" is impossible.

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    #7

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    Thanks guys..I appreciate your helps

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    #8

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    What a time we had of it! (A difficult time)
    What a great time we had!
    It was such an amazing time!
    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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    #9

    Re: i need help with sentence.

    sowhat.
    Maybe this conversational English which would all sound natural to me might help.

    "Do you remember when we worked together on that magazine a few months back?"
    "I sure do, what great days! .. what good times! .. the best times! .. what a great time that was! .. those were good days!"
    .. or simply:
    "Yep, good times!"

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