Whole Sunday

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ac77, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ac77 New Member

    Polski
    Hello,

    A question from a non-native speaker:

    Is it correct to say 'whole Sunday' as in: 'Whole Sunday I was reading books I had found in the attic.', or should I put 'the' at the beginning of the sentence?

    Many thanks in advance.

    ac
     
  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    English-U.S.
    You need "the" at the beginning of the sentence.
     
  3. ac77 New Member

    Polski
    Thank you Miss Julie!
     
  4. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I think we would be likely to say, "All day Sunday . . . "
     
  5. gramman

    gramman Senior Member

    Or perhaps "The whole day Sunday, … ." An unlikely phrasing, I suppose, but acceptable.
     
  6. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    You can also use "whole" as a noun, and say "I spent the whole of Sunday reading ...."
     
  7. gramman

    gramman Senior Member

    the whole truth

    I expect you now have the whole shebang, all nine yards including the kit and caboodle.
     
  8. ac77 New Member

    Polski
    Thank you all!
     

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