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    feel every/each hour

    Hi,
    Suppose my day at work is boring and I say "I feel every/each hour of the day...". Is this good English, please? What I mean is something like "It's taking so long for the day to be over! I can notice each hour of the day passing by!". How would a native say that?
    Thanks.

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    Re: feel every/each hour

    It does not seem to be suitable, to my ear.

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    Each and every sometimes have the same meaning, but in most cases they don't. Each emphasises the individuality of given objects, people, etc., while every stresses that those objects/people belong to a group.

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    Re: feel every/each hour

    Quote Originally Posted by [LEFT
    IvanV[/LEFT];329628]It does not seem to be suitable, to my ear.

    Note:
    Each and every sometimes have the same meaning, but in most cases they don't. Each emphasises the individuality of given objects, people, etc., while every stresses that those objects/people belong to a group.
    Thanks,
    How would you express that idea, please?
    Thanks.

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    Re: feel every/each hour

    Perhaps:
    My hours are forever and a day long! I'm falling asleep on the thought of staying here another X hours. Seriously!

    Last edited by IvanV; 02-Aug-2008 at 01:25. Reason: typo

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