diary entry

bosun

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What does it mean by 'diary entry'?

It is doubut that he made such a diary entry on his travels, but ...
 
  • floise

    Senior Member
    U.S.;English
    Hi bosun,

    When some people travel, they keep a diary (a book of empty pages which one fills with one's own comments) of their experiences and thoughts during their trip.

    Each time a person adds a new comment or thought in the diary, this is a 'diary entry'. Sometimes it will be once a day, but it may vary.

    floise
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Yes: you write in a diary; you don't enter in it, though you can also make an entry, or enter your thoughts in it. An 'entry' is appropriate to a diary because a diary is divided into definite sections (such as one per day); we make entries in specific places like columns (of accounts), fields or boxes (on a form), or the days of a diary.
     

    Xander2024

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thanks, Entangledbank. I was thinking of using "make an entry" but thought it a bit too formal:

    "It had been a week since she last made an entry in her diary."

    What do you say?:)
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Thanks, Entangledbank. I was thinking of using "make an entry" but thought it a bit too formal:
    "It had been a week since she last made an entry in her diary."
    What do you say?:)
    Diaries are generally personal, not formal. Stick with "wrote" rather than "made an entry." Ignoring formality, it's much too unwieldy. :)
     
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