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    the end of day?

    Hello, everyone
    Please tell me which of the following is the correct answer. Thank you.

    The end of ______ means the end of the world. A) day B) days

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    Re: the end of day?

    I would not be happy with either.

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    Can you think which answer is more likely, Lisa?

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    Re: the end of day?

    Hi, Rover

    The book in which I saw the expression says "day" is the word. I don't agree but can't be sure. Honestly, I'm wondering if the expression is common. Please help me. Thank you.

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    Re: the end of day?

    It is not common for me.

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    #6

    Re: the end of day?

    "End of Days" is a religious idea.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_time
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Sep-2014 at 16:47. Reason: Minor typo
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: the end of day?

    not a teacher

    The phrase "end of days" is used in some religious contexts to mean the period approaching the end of the world, however that may be envisioned.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_time

    It is also the title of a generally poorly reviewed film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    PS. Barb beat me to it. I'll leave it up for the movie.

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