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For hous on end Can I apply this expression to say "for days on end", "for years on end" and so? Or does that work just for hours? Thank you
Jul 31, 2019 4:31 PM
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Yes you can say "days on end", sometimes "months on end" to describe something like a dry spell of weather. Years on end would be far less common to use.
July 31, 2019
You can say all of these measures of time "on end", and yes, even "years on end" depending on the context of what you are describing. For example you might say, "The families had been fighting for years on end and nothing was likely to change."
July 31, 2019
Thank you for your help both Jacqueline and Jazz
July 31, 2019
"For hours on end" is best applied to hours only. Substitute phrases for days and years, could be "endless days" and "years and years"
July 31, 2019
I agree with John. "Years on end" is not commonly used. That expression is most often used to measure hours, days, weeks or months. You could instead say something "dragged on for years" to express something similar.
July 31, 2019
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