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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
"For the Rest of the Day"
Wednesday November 6th 2019
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What does the phrase "for the rest of the day" mean? — Siddiki , Bangladesh
Answer

"For the rest of the day" means for all of the time that remains in the day. It means beginning now and continuing until the day is over. It can mean for all of the time that remains specifically in the work day or the school day, too. Below are some examples of how the phrase is used:

  • After doing his chores, he decided to watch TV for the rest of the day. [= he decided to watch TV until the day was over]
  • She worked on the big project for the rest of the day. [=she spent the rest of her work day on the project]
  • The teacher said the students could read for the rest of the day [=until the end of the school day] as long as their work was complete.
  • He stayed in bed for the rest of the day after his surgery.

 

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