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    #1

    When Christmas is three days away, there are three days left/to go in Christmas.

    Suppose today is the 22nd of December, and Christmas is just 3 days away.


    1. There are 3 days left in Christmas.
    2. There are 3 days left to Christmas.
    3. There are 3 days left before Christmas.
    4. There are 3 days to go to Christmas.
    5. There are 3 days to go in Christmas
    6. There are 3 days to go before Christmas.
    7. There are 3 days remaining in Christmas
    8. There are 3 days remaining to Christmas
    9. There are 3 days remaining before Christmas.


    Which one is grammatically correct?
    Which one is the most natural?
    Is there any other way of saying it naturally?

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    #2

    Re: When Christmas is three days away, there are three days left/to go in Christmas.

    There are three days until Christmas.

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    #3

    Re: When Christmas is three days away, there are three days left/to go in Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post

    There are 3 days left before Christmas.
    There are 3 days to go before Christmas.
    Or,
    [Only] three more days until Christmas!

    Or the one suggested by Tarheel.
    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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    #4

    Re: When Christmas is three days away, there are three days left/to go in Christmas.

    Yep, the 'until' is key here.

    Three days to go until Christmas!

    You can use 'Christmas Day' too.

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    #5

    Re: When Christmas is three days away, there are three days left/to go in Christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Pocock View Post
    Yep, The 'until' is key here.

    Three days to go until Christmas! This is not a complete sentence.

    You can use 'Christmas Day' too. You can but "Christmas" can be used to refer to the whole period around Christmas Day.

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