From dawn of that day

alex_ln

Senior Member
Polish
Hello
Can we say from down of the day?
"The formal ceremony starts in the evening, though the bride and groom are busy from down of the day."
Thanks
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    "Dawn" is countable. In this case, you are discussing one specific dawn. Therefore, you must write "from the dawn of the day."

    There is a set phrase "from dawn of day." It's a bit poetic or religious. I don't think it works here, though you could use it if it fits the style of the entire piece you are writing. If you use it, you have to take out your "the" in front of "day."

    Also, you have "down" for "dawn" twice in your post, though it's correct in the thread title so that shouldn't cause any confusion.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    from dawn of the day. sounds a little awkward to me.

    As it is a specific day, I think that "of that day" would be better.
     
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