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nightdream
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 12:06:55 PM

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What is the difference between:


1) "all (the) day/night/summer/winter"

2) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter"

3) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter long"?


And is "the" needed?

nightdream
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 6:25:13 PM

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I have forgoten what was the difference between them. Could you mind me?


nightdream wrote:
What is the difference between:


1) "all (the) day/night/summer/winter"

2) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter"

3) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter long"?


And is "the" needed?

thar
Posted: Friday, August 9, 2019 6:31:17 PM

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Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 20,866
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nightdream wrote:

I have forgoten what was the difference between them. Could you mind me?


nightdream wrote:
What is the difference between:


1) "all (the) day/night/summer/winter"
No 'the'
This is an adverb of duration
I walked all day.
He worked there all summer.

2) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter"
This is wrong.
It can be
preposition + noun
so it needs 'the' before the noun. But not in this form.
I was there for the whole summer.
I was walking for the entire day.

3) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter long"?
No, this is wrong.
'long' is not a noun.
The preposition 'for' goes with a noun. (except in a different idiomatic usage)
I was there for the summer.
We went to the park for the day.



And is "the" needed?

nightdream
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:25:00 AM

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Joined: 8/20/2015
Posts: 936
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Thank you.

thar wrote:
nightdream wrote:

I have forgoten what was the difference between them. Could you mind me?


nightdream wrote:
What is the difference between:


1) "all (the) day/night/summer/winter"
No 'the'
This is an adverb of duration
I walked all day.
He worked there all summer.

2) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter"
This is wrong.
It can be
preposition + noun
so it needs 'the' before the noun. But not in this form.
I was there for the whole summer.
I was walking for the entire day.

3) "for all (the) day/night/summer/winter long"?
No, this is wrong.
'long' is not a noun.
The preposition 'for' goes with a noun. (except in a different idiomatic usage)
I was there for the summer.
We went to the park for the day.



And is "the" needed?

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