RE: FW: On/In

Subject: RE: FW: On/In
From: "Barbara Yanez" <BarbaraYanez -at- cogentsystems -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 14:35:44 -0800


Hi Maggie

Yes, one of my students told me about the house being in a street in British English. I started to include that but then erased it. ;-)

And yes - "in Christmastime" is not-standard - this is why it does not fit the "rule"(are there rules in English? Laugh laugh) that "at" is for a precise moment, because "Christmastime" is 12 days, so it is indeed a span of time, yet we do not say "in" - we say "at.

Well, happy Friday back at ya!
Or should I say back in ya?
Back on ya?

Barbara (Noel noel indeed)


From: Maggie Pierce Secara [mailto:maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com]

And in England you can (or could live in a street not
on it. I've noticed that seems to be changing or have
changed.

Things do happen "at Christmastime" as far as I'm
concerned, and if you consider the 12 Days of
Christmas, it fits just fine. I wouldn't say "in
Christmastime" at all.



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