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heather 1997

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Cantonese-China
hi, friends, please do me a favor. I wrote a sentence:"I graduated from high school and left my former teachers there, but there is still a day for me to need their help." My classmate said "there is still a day" is wrong, it should be "but one day I still need their help." Which expression is correct? Thank you!
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    "I graduated from high school and left my former teachers there, but one day I may still need their help."

    Your friend is close, but you need "may" in there, to allow for the possibility of your needing help.
     

    heather 1997

    Senior Member
    Cantonese-China
    Thanks for your reply, but why is it wrong to say "there is still a day for someone to do something"? I still cannot understand, for I found some sentences in the internet, such as: "There is a day for the sun to shine,” she continues. “Now the sun is shining in our life.” Just two years ago, her family received their permanent residency status, ...
     

    velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    You'll find a lot of weird stuff on the Internet:rolleyes:. Copyright has given you a perfect suggestion.

    "There is still a day" implies that there is still one day (left to do something). "There is still a day for me to need their help" if it means anything would probably mean "By tomorrow I will need their help" :confused:. "Tomorrow" would be literally "within 24 hours".

    The deadline approaches, but there's still a day left for me to finish writing my essay.
     
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