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    a year

    I know that the right way to say would be

    We have 5 lessons a day.

    I wonder whether "in a day" is always wrong in this context?

    We have 5 lessons in a day. (meaning every day)

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    Re: a year

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    I know that the right way to say would be

    We have 5 lessons a day.

    I wonder whether "in a day" is always wrong in this context?We have 5 lessons in a day. (meaning every day)
    It's OK/understandable, but not natural/typical.

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    Re: a year

    "We have five lessons a day" suggests regularity. An argument could be made for using "in a day" if it was a one-off and I would expect to see it in the past tense.

    "I went to Turin for a week to learn Italian. I'm used to having three lessons a week here but during that trip to Turin, we had five lessons in a day!" You would also hear "... five lessons in one day!" in that context, with the stress on "one day!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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