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    #1

    throughout the next day

    1) Mike was in a good mood throughout the next day.
    2) Susie looked sullen throughout the next day.
    Please polish these sentences.

    My comment:
    I want to know a better way of saying "throughout the next day".
    I have come up with:
    A) throughout the whole of the next day
    B) the whole of the next day
    C) throughout the whole next day
    D) the whole next day
    E) all the next day
    F) all through the next day
    Unfortunately, I have no idea which is correct and natural among these phrases.
    I am not a teacher. I am currently studying basic English grammar.

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    #2

    Re: throughout the next day

    "... the whole of the next day".
    "... all the next day".
    "... all day the next day".

    Bear in mind that context and tense will dictate whether you need to use "next day" or "following day".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: throughout the next day

    You can also just say "the next day."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: throughout the next day

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    all day the next day
    Is that a commonly used phrase in BrE?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Bear in mind that context and tense will dictate whether you need to use "next day" or "following day".
    Could you please give me a context in which "the next day" and "the following day" are not interchangeable?
    I am not a teacher. I am currently studying basic English grammar.

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    #5

    Re: throughout the next day

    Quote Originally Posted by YAMATO2201 View Post
    Could you please give me a context in which "the next day" and "the following day" are not interchangeable?
    For example, they're not interchangeable in a "one day ... the next day" construction.

    One day he's all happy and cheery; the next day he's glum and withdrawn. [Natural]

    One day he's all happy and cheery; the following day he's glum and withdrawn. [Unnatural]

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