all evening / all the evening

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sunnyweather

Senior Member
Polish
Which time expression is appropriate here:

We spent all evening / all the evening in the Eiffel Tower.

Thank you.
 
  • Language Hound

    Senior Member
    American English
    "All the evening" is not correct English--at least not AE.
    I would say: We spent the whole evening at the Eiffel Tower.
    You could also use "all evening."
     

    AmaryllisBunny

    Senior Member
    'All evening' sounds fine to me. If you want to use the other, it would be 'all of the evening,' which sounds a bit awkward. You could say 'the entire evening,' which is my preference.
     
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