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robjen
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:58:47 PM
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(1) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night yesterday.

(2) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night last night.

(3) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all of last night.

Which one is correct? Thank you for your help.
Jagadeesh Bangalore
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:52:55 PM

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robjen wrote:
(1) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night yesterday.

(2) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night last night.

(3) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all of last night.

Which one is correct? Thank you for your help.




In the sentence (1) the usage 'all night yesterday' is irregular.

Of course the sentence (2) seems to mean the same, but it is irregular to use the term 'night' twice - 'all night last night'

Only (3) is correct.

palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:15:41 PM

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Jagadeesh Bangalore wrote:
robjen wrote:
(1) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night yesterday.

(2) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all night last night.

(3) The people upstairs made a lot of noise all of last night.

Which one is correct? Thank you for your help.




In the sentence (1) the usage 'all night yesterday' is irregular.

Of course the sentence (2) seems to mean the same, but it is irregular to use the term 'night' twice - 'all night last night'

Only (3) is correct.


The question was, "Which one is correct?"

They're all grammatically correct.

To this AE speaker, #2 feels the most common, but #3 is a close 2nd.
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