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    bridge78 is offline Junior Member
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    all day / the whole day

    Do 'all day' and 'the whole day' imply the same? I was there all day / I was there the whole day. Does it have anything to do with formal/informal language maybe??

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    Re: all day / the whole day

    They have the same meaning. I think "the whole day" is rather rarely heard in North America.

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    Re: all day / the whole day

    THANKS!

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