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I have question about using this phrase.

For example. If I was cooking lunch everyday meaning Saturday, Sunday and today is Monday lunch time and I cooked lunch again but my family does not like it.

They would say:

This has been your worst lunch in the last two or three days?

Or another example:

If I am working today 3rd day in the job and my boss gives me the most work today should I tell my friend that:

This has been the most work I have been given in the last 2 or 3 days?

Thank you for explaining and sorry for asking these maybe stupid questions but I have OCD and cant help myself, I need reassurance.

marked as duplicate by ColleenV Nov 7 '17 at 23:09

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    I can't even figure out what you are trying to ask. Are you asking if it's okay to say "in the last two or three days"? (Answer: Yes.) Or are you asking if it should be "in the last two days" or "in the last three days"? (Answer: use three; it's been three days, not two). – J.R. May 8 '17 at 19:47
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In both of your examples the number of days is 3 (1:Saturday, 2:Sunday, 3:Monday) and the third day on the job, so you would say

This has been your worst lunch in the last three days?
This has been the most work I have been given in the last 3 days?

The phrase

for the past

might be used in place of

in the last

in your example without loss of understanding

This has been your worst lunch for the past three days.
This has been the most work I have been given for the past 3 days?

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