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Tell me please what is the difference between in a day and a day in the following context.

I practice my English five times in a day.

I practice my English five times a day.

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  • We just don't say "in a day" there. This can be found online and would you please show your own effort. Thanks.
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 16:47
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    As @Lambie points out, we don't [normally] include the preposition in present tense contexts like this. But in past tense contexts, (1) They made love five times in a day implies they only did so on one specific day (which would often be more emphatically expressed as ...five times in one day). Whereas prepositionless (2) They made love five times a day strongly implies they only did so repeatedly / habitually. Commented Dec 26, 2019 at 17:56

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The difference is subtle, yet significant.

I practice English five times in a day

This indicates that one day in the present time I practiced English five times.

I practice English five times a day

This indicates that I regularly practice English five times a day.

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@Karlomanio is correct - except that the first example should be

I practiced English five times in a day.

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