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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Prepositions problem!!!    

Prepositions problem!!!



gvinyals
Spain

Prepositions problem!!!
 
Im confused now and I need your help.

Whats better? This is the best day in my life or this is the best day of my life?

I would say of my life cause that is what Ive learnt from songs... but which is grammatically better?

Ive already joined the group on FACEBOOK!

Thanks!!!

GEMMA

6 Nov 2008      



Zora
Canada

"of" is the correct option. Smile 

6 Nov 2008     



gvinyals
Spain

Thanks Zora, but then, dont you say "hes the best student in the class" or even  "Shes the best teacher in the world?"
I only need to know why.

Thank you

6 Nov 2008     



Zora
Canada

Yes, we do say that...but the difference here would be "in my life" would mean the same as "during my lifetime" whereas "of my life" refers to a specific moment in your life.

I hope that helps clarify things a bit.

6 Nov 2008     



gvinyals
Spain

Thank you so much. I know Im a bit stubborn Embarrassed but I checked everywhere and I didnt get a proper answer. Thanks for helping me!!!
Ive got it really clear!

GEMMA

6 Nov 2008     



Zora
Canada

No problem, Im glad that I was able to help you with that! Smile

6 Nov 2008     



missola
Palestine

I think that "this is the best day in my life" is the correct answer
because the day is a period of time in life
and Ive never heard or seen day of my life
 
I hope that I helped

6 Nov 2008     



missola
Palestine

i checked again and I found a song called "the best day of my life" here what it says:

.. Started out like any other
.. Had the best day of my life
.. The best day of my life

 
and I also found setences where they used "day in my lfe" like ..
A day in my life at the ...
A Day in My Life in Germany
 

6 Nov 2008     



gvinyals
Spain

That was the problem, Missola.

I came across both "in my life" and "of my life" but thanks to Zora Ive got it clear now. Thanks to you too, Missola for helping me.


6 Nov 2008