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    by day

    Dear teachers,
    Please read the sentence:

    Hunting at night is so much more exciting than by day.
    I don't know the use 'by day'. Could you please explain if there is any difference between 'during the day' and 'by day'?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: by day

    That's what it means. Here are some examples of it from http://view.byu.edu/:
    1 A08 night, and this freewheeling commentary on both to be written by day, putting down whatever comes into my head after a night's
    2 A0G Slugs and snails Soft-bodied, voracious molluscs that often shelter by day beneath leaves and plant debris, and feed at night. Catch
    3 A0U , as if another person was emerging, slowly, day by day, and with it our accents changed too, so that we spoke
    4 A0Y lower rate to people who require personal care or attention by day or night, and at a higher rate to those requiring care
    5 A0Y , and at a higher rate to those requiring care by day and night. It can be paid to individuals who live alone
    6 A16 it should still be buried: trailing cables are dangerous by day and even more so in the dark. Most low-voltage lights cast
    7 A16 of border. But all of these are rather conspicuous by day and are difficult to hide in the way that spotlights can be
    8 A16 shrubs or other plants so that the lamps are not obtrusive by day. Use white lights rather than coloured ones, which generally create disturbing
    9 A1B the point of view of those who administer it day by day. It's because of this --; the magnanimity even more than the
    10 A34 compatriots follow the details on West German television, day by day, while the domestic media have confined their reports to abuse against

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    Re: by day

    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    That's what it means. Here are some examples of it from http://view.byu.edu/:
    1 A08 night, and this freewheeling commentary on both to be written by day, putting down whatever comes into my head after a night's
    2 A0G Slugs and snails Soft-bodied, voracious molluscs that often shelter by day beneath leaves and plant debris, and feed at night. Catch
    3 A0U , as if another person was emerging, slowly, day by day, and with it our accents changed too, so that we spoke
    4 A0Y lower rate to people who require personal care or attention by day or night, and at a higher rate to those requiring care
    5 A0Y , and at a higher rate to those requiring care by day and night. It can be paid to individuals who live alone
    6 A16 it should still be buried: trailing cables are dangerous by day and even more so in the dark. Most low-voltage lights cast
    7 A16 of border. But all of these are rather conspicuous by day and are difficult to hide in the way that spotlights can be
    8 A16 shrubs or other plants so that the lamps are not obtrusive by day. Use white lights rather than coloured ones, which generally create disturbing
    9 A1B the point of view of those who administer it day by day. It's because of this --; the magnanimity even more than the
    10 A34 compatriots follow the details on West German television, day by day, while the domestic media have confined their reports to abuse against

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