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Dear teachers

Given the following sentences:


  • Back in my day, I could run for hours.
  • Back in his day, he had a different date every week.
  • She is a distinguished woman, well-past her prime, who help the poor with her late husband's money.

Could you share your opinion on these regarding correctness?

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As an NES but not a teacher, the first two examples work for me.
"Help" should read " helps" in the last example.

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All correct except that help should be helps.

Back in my day and back in his day have largely been supplanted by the universal non-specific back in the day. I think it is a loss to the language, but what can you do.:-(
 

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Yes, I guess they work... but my point is...Are these common in novels. I, myself, would have written:

Back/During in my days of glory...
... well-past her prime time...

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Are these common in novels. I, myself, would have written:

Back/During in my days of glory...
... well-past her prime time...

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I would have thought they would be totally appropriate for novels, but I wouldn't use the term "prime time" in that context.
"Prime time" normally refers to [TV] peak viewing hours.

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Agree with you:

a young woman in her prime
He was barely 30 and in the prime of (his) life.
These flowers are long past their prime.

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"Well past" is not hyphenated.
 
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