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    earlier in the day

    Dear friends,

    "A dozen polar bears pick through the bone pile that sits just outside town. Men from the whaling crews had dumped the carcass of a bowhead whale on the pile earlier in the day."

    What does "earlier in the day" mean? Does the phrase mean "earlier that day"?

    Thanks

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    Re: earlier in the day

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: earlier in the day

    What is the source of your quoted sentence?

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    #4

    Re: earlier in the day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What is the source of your quoted sentence?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/s...ming.html?_r=2

    Hope the link will open on your computer. It's from a newspaper.

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    #5

    Re: earlier in the day

    I got the article in full. Thanks.

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