What's more natural: "during my entire visit" or '"during my whole visit"?

For example:

I was protected by him during the entire visit.


I was protected by him during the whole visit.

  • 1
    About the same. Ngrams bears this out
    – gotube
    Commented Dec 23, 2021 at 5:17
  • 2
    Whatever you actually mean here, the sentences sound somewhat awkward. What kind of protection? From what?
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 23, 2021 at 16:11
  • Agree with Lambie, that it sounds somewhat awkward. One reason: it could be that "the visit" is more common than "my visit" in English. So, if you swap out "my" with "the" it sounds a little better.
    – Sam
    Commented Dec 24, 2021 at 12:42
  • Can this count as a duplicate?
    – user150280
    Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 12:27

1 Answer 1


As an adjective, both the words "entire and whole" are synonyms and interchangeable. Although the word "entire" is a bit formal, the use of these words in the sentence stated is natural and common.


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