Student or Learner
Do you know when to use in the day?
I've just seen in the day and on the day in the same article.
Can you help?
In the days of my youth when I was a student.
On the days I could not see you.
I am not sure when to use on or in when talking about days.
Could someone explain it please?
"On the days I could not see you" = "On specific days" (shorter time period).
When we talk about days ie Monday, Tuesday, etc, we use "on":
I am going home on Tuesday.
On the days I have to go to school, I wake up feeling anxious.
When we talk about days and we mean "periods of time", we use "in":
In Shakespeare's day, men played women on stage.
In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic singer.
In the days of my youth, I was an enthusiastic public singer. On the days I was due to sing on stage, I was always very anxious.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.