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    Question The Whole Of The Time vs. The Whole Time?

    Hello!
    I'm an ESL student and here is where I'm getting slightly confused: which of the following sentences is more grammatically correct: "I work the whole of the time" vs. "I work the whole time". It would be also appreciated if you could tell me the difference between these two phrases from both American and British points of view.
    Thank You!


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    Re: The Whole Of The Time vs. The Whole Time?

    Welcome to the forums.

    Both are grammatical. Which to use is a matter of context.

    How about coming to the game with us tomorrow?

    A Impossible. I work the whole time and am exhausted by the end of the day.

    B I would love to come with you, but I work the whole of the time on my project and haven't a moment to spare.

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    Re: The Whole Of The Time vs. The Whole Time?

    I work all the time, and I don't have time to spare for recreation.


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