Whole Sunday

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ac77, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. ac77 New Member


    A question from a non-native speaker:

    Is it correct to say 'whole Sunday' as in: 'Whole Sunday I was reading books I had found in the attic.', or should I put 'the' at the beginning of the sentence?

    Many thanks in advance.

  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    You need "the" at the beginning of the sentence.
  3. ac77 New Member

    Thank you Miss Julie!
  4. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    I think we would be likely to say, "All day Sunday . . . "
  5. gramman

    gramman Senior Member

    Or perhaps "The whole day Sunday, … ." An unlikely phrasing, I suppose, but acceptable.
  6. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    You can also use "whole" as a noun, and say "I spent the whole of Sunday reading ...."
  7. gramman

    gramman Senior Member

    the whole truth

    I expect you now have the whole shebang, all nine yards including the kit and caboodle.
  8. ac77 New Member

    Thank you all!

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