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    #1

    Many a day?

    Many a day finds me locked in my room, studying
    or
    Many a day find me locked in my room, studying

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    #2

    Re: Many a day?

    http://www.oup.com/oald-bin/web_getald7index1a.pl

    3 many a (formal) used with a singular noun and verb to mean ‘a large number of’:
    Many a good man has been destroyed by drink.

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    #3

    Re: Many a day?

    I am not a teacher, but I am a native speaker.

    "Many a day" is somewhat of an old phrase. The vast majority of native English speakers do not use it anymore, and it sounds kind of odd. However, it would be: "Many a day find me locked in my room studying".

    A native speaker would be much more likely to say it: "Most days find me locked in my room studying." But the other way is correct English. It is just much less common.

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    #4

    Re: Many a day?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Many a day finds me locked in my room, studying
    or
    Many a day find me locked in my room, studying
    Many a day finds me....

    Many a day = third person singular in this sentence.

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    #5

    Re: Many a day?

    I agree with bhaisahab.

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