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13 / 09 / 2005

ALL DAY LONG: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's expression is: all day long It refers to: a period of time, in this case the entire day. We use this expression when we talk about an activity that occurred throughout the day, from the morning until night. We can also use this expression with other periods of time by substituting another time word in place of day: ALL time LONG Examples: all morning long, all week long, all month long, all year long Be careful! Errors can occur if you translate this expression literally from Spanish ( todo el día). INCORRECT: all the day CORRECT: all day long Example 1 I work in an office all day long, so I prefer to walk home at the end of the day. That way I can get some fresh air and exercise. Example 2 I've been calling this telephone number all morning long but there's no answer. Perhaps they're out of town. The American singer Lionel Ritchie sang All Night Long, a dance song that was popular in the mid 1980's. If you have any questions about today's expression, please contact us. Enjoy your day!


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