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    "of his day" or "of his days"?


    In the following sentence, which phrase should I use? "of his day" or "of his days"?

    "He is one of the most eminent linguistic authorities____."

    Do these 2 phrases differ in meaning?

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    Re: "of his day" or "of his days"?

    "Of his day" suggests a past situation. We don't say "of his days".

    Shakespeare was one of the most prolific playwrights of his day.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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