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    "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Hey, guys...

    I have two questions about the following verse:

    "On my good days
    I wake up and I make
    All the things that I usually hate"

    First: Is the use of "On" correct? Why not use "in"? Or even "at"?
    Second: Is the use of "Make" correct too? Or should it be "Do"? The song is about feeling good about yourself.

    Thanks. ;)

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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Why is there an "x" in your title? You can't multiply two sentences. You can multiply numbers, as in "6 x 7 = 42".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Use 'on' and 'do'.

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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    On my good days means "days when I feel well". I can only guess the lyricist is thinking about cooking.
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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    On my good days means "days when I feel well". I can only guess the lyricist is thinking about cooking.
    No, it's not about cooking...
    I'm in doubt if the "make" is really wrong in context. Read more:



    "On my good days
    I wake up and I make
    All the things that I usually hate
    On my good days
    I tell myself again
    That I don't really care about they say..."

    Can someone help me?

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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceciliafontes View Post
    First: Is the use of "On" correct? Why not use "in"? Or even "at"?
    In English we use "on" with days ("on Tuesday"), "at" with times ("at three o'clock"), and "in" with months and years ("in January", "in 1942").
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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceciliafontes View Post
    I'm in doubt if the "make" is really wrong in context.
    It certainly appears to be wrong. However,:

    If the writer was a competent native speaker, then you can be sure that make is not wrong. This is not the kind of mistake that a native could make.

    If the writer was a learner of English, then there is a reasonable chance that this is an example of what is a common error, i.e. confusing make with do.

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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ceciliafontes View Post
    No, it's not about cooking...
    I'm in doubt if the "make" is really wrong in context. Read more:



    "On my good days
    I wake up and I make
    All the things that I usually hate
    On my good days
    I tell myself again
    That I don't really care about what they say..."

    I've inserted what appears to be a missing word.

    Without more context, it's not possible to judge whether the line is about cooking. When I read the excerpt, I think "this person makes (i.e., 'cooks') something they normally don't like for breakfast." Is there something in the rest of the lyrics that makes this understanding unlikely?
    Last edited by GoesStation; 18-Mar-2017 at 17:56. Reason: To move a period into the warm embrace of a quotation.
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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    In English we use "on" with days ("on Tuesday")
    Is the following sentence incorrect?

    John wasn't an exceptionally bright student in his high school days.
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    Re: "On my good days" x "In my good days"?

    Yes, but that doesn't include the name of a day - like 'Tuesday'.

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