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during daytime I notice many people write 'during the daytime' and some people 'during daytime' "the" is necessary before daytime? Would it be considered to be grammtically wrong if I don't write 'the'?
Aug 11, 2019 3:16 AM
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To me, an American English speaker, I think it is more common with the “the,” but I also think it is OK either way.
August 11, 2019
Here is a Google N-gram that shows "during the daytime" is much more common. https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=during+daytime%2Cduring+the+daytime&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=16&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cduring%20daytime%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cduring%20the%20daytime%3B%2Cc0
August 11, 2019
To me, an American English speaker, I think it is more common with the “the,” but I also think it is OK either way.
August 11, 2019
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