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    "In/On a typical day"

    Hello everyone! Good morning!

    My today's doubt is about prepositions... I've just seen in an English book the phrase "in a typical day", but I'm confused... isn't it supposed to be written with the time prepo "on" since we're talking about weekdays?

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Can you quote the complete sentence?

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Yes, of course!

    "Students say how long they spend doing these things (working, sleeping, relaxing...) in a typical day." Is it Ok?

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    Yes, of course!

    "Students say how long they spend doing these things (working, sleeping, relaxing...) in a typical day." Is it Ok?

    Thanks!!!
    Yes.

    In a typical day, I eat twelve bananas.
    How many bananas do you eat in a typical day? Twelve.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Yes.

    In a typical day, I eat twelve bananas.
    How many bananas do you eat in a typical day? Twelve.
    Why's that? Can't we use "on"?
    E.g.: I was very sad in/on that day. (?)

    Thks!

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    Why's that? Can't we use "on"?
    Yes you can. Ems merely said that 'in' was OK in that sentence.
    E.g.: I was very sad in/on that day. (?)![/QUOTE]That's a different sentence. 'In' is not natural there.

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Yes you can. Ems merely said that 'in' was OK in that sentence.
    E.g.: I was very sad in/on that day. (?)!
    That's a different sentence. 'In' is not natural there.[/QUOTE]

    So, in my first sentence, it is possible to use them both, on and in... is this right?

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Liz View Post
    That's a different sentence. 'In' is not natural there.


    So, in my first sentence, it is possible to use them both, on and in... is this right?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, that's what 5jj said.

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    Re: "In/On a typical day"

    Sorry for bothering you once again, but I really want to understand this... What if I say "In a perfect day, I'm always happy./ I was happy on that perfect day."?

    Thanks a lot!

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