Wednesday is the day when I have the greatest amount of free time.

homotopy07

Senior Member
Japanese
(1) Wednesday is the day when I have the greatest amount of free time.

(2) I have the greatest amount of free time on Wednesdays.

(3) On Wednesdays, I have the greatest amount of free time.

(4) Wednesday is the day when I have the most free time.

(5) Wednesday is the day when I have most free time.

(6) I have the most free time on Wednesdays.

(7) I have most free time on Wednesdays.

Which should I use?

I think when is optional in sentences (1), (4), and (5).

I suppose (5) and (7) are wrong.
 
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I think when is optional in sentences (1), (4), and (5).
    Yes, and if you leave "when" in, you can remove "the day".
    Wednesday is the day when I have the greatest amount of free time. :tick:
    Wednesday is the day I have the greatest amount of free time. :tick:
    Wednesday is when I have the greatest amount of free time. :tick:
    Wednesday is I have the greatest amount of free time. :cross:

    In American English, you can remove "on" from 3, 5, and 7 if you want to.
     

    homotopy07

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    No, the definite article is not essential, especially when you have another determiner:

    I have some free time on Tuesdays and more free time on Wednesdays, but I have most free time on Sundays.​
    Thanks a lot, lingo. :)

    I think it is OK to replace when with "that". Am I correct?
     
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