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  1. Dawood Usmani's Avatar
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    Question How many hours or....?

    Hi teachers!
    Is this sentence correct?
    * How many hours' sleep do you have in a day?
    Best regards!
    Dawood

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    Re: How many hours or....?

    I'm not a teacher, but I see nothing wrong with that sentence. I would personally be more likely to ask "How many hours sleep do you get in a day?", but that could be a feature of NZ English. Certainly your question would be instantly understood by every native English speaker I've ever met.


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    Re: How many hours or....?

    No.It should be:
    How many hours sleep do you have in a day. - no possessive case.
    (short for) :
    How many hours of sleep do you have in a day.

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    Re: How many hours or....?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    No.It should be:
    How many hours sleep do you have in a day. - no possessive case.
    (short for) :
    How many hours of sleep do you have in a day.
    D'Oh! I guess that's why I'm not a teacher - I didn't even notice the apostrophe.

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