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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    After we had enshrined the object of worship, we chanted the mantra ceaselessly day and night.

    Is the part in bold OK? If not, how should it be rephrased?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    It's OK.

    Did you write that?

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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Re: Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's OK.

    Did you write that?
    Thanks, Rover.

    No, as usual, the sentence is from a Buddhist magazine. I forget to mention that.

    ...we chanted the mantra ceaselessly day and night. - this part confused me. I was wondering how they could chant without stopping day and night. They need to sleep.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 08-Aug-2017 at 18:42.

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    Re: Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    It is called figure of speech. You shouldn't take it literally.

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    Re: Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    It is called figure of speech. You shouldn't take it literally.
    I see. Thanks again, andrewg927.

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    Re: Is 'chanted...ceaselessly day and night' OK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Thanks, Rover.

    No, as usual, the sentence is from a Buddhist magazine. I forget to mention that.

    ...we chanted the mantra ceaselessly day and night. - this part confused me. I was wondering how they could chant without stopping day and night. They need to sleep.
    I have been to a Buddhist temple in Thailand and trust me this is possible. There are usually several Buddhdist monks at the front of the followers and I sure they would take turns.
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