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    A/at night

    Should I use "a" or "at" and why, please?

    He sleeps seven hours a/at night

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    Re: A/at night

    They're both grammatical, and they mean the same thing.

    But neither is natural. Try "seven hours every night."
    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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    Re: A/at night

    "a night" is perfectly natural in BrE.

    He works [for] nine hours a day.
    He sleeps [for] seven hours a night.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A/at night

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "a night" is perfectly natural in BrE.
    And in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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