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    was a long day

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-It was a long day waiting for you.

    2-Waiting for you was a long day.

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    Re: was a long day

    Hello Navi

    My first impression is that they have a "literary" flavour, and so might sound unusual in (for example) the context of ordinary conversation.

    How did you want to use them?

    MrP

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    Re: was a long day

    Thanks Mr. Pedantic,
    I don't think I'll use them. They sound strange to me and I just wouldn't say them naturally. I'd say something like 'Waiting for you made the day seem long'; or 'Time passed slowly while I was waiting for you today' or something of that sort. I just wanted to know if these sentences were acceptable and grammatical. I guess I would say something like:
    3-It was a long walk going there.
    But then the 'walk' is truly the act of going.
    But could one say:
    4-Going there was a long three hours.
    5-Going day was a tiring afternoon.

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    Re: was a long day

    Hello Navi

    I would call both of those sentences grammatical, but unusual. (Other members might disagree, however!)

    Turning to your new examples:

    1. Waiting for you made the day seem long.
    this is fine; it suggests an amorous context.

    2. Time passed slowly while I was waiting for you today.
    this is also fine; again, it suggests an amorous context (to me, at least); or perhaps you could say it to a very intimate friend.

    3. It was a long walk going there.
    this in the context of standard English might seem unusual, or literary.

    4. Going there was a long three hours.
    as #3.

    5. Going day was a tiring afternoon.
    I wouldn't expect to hear this in any context; if "going" is a gerund, and qualifies "day", it's grammatical, but very strange.

    All the best,

    MrP

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