If we say He played all day yesterday or He will play all day tomorrow, it refers just 1 day.

Suppose, a boy plays all the time day by day and doesn't go to school.

Do we have to say:?

-He plays all day every day

or just

-He plays all day

  • Do we have to say :? - don't do this. Commented Jun 24, 2022 at 9:17
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    If it's clear from the context that you are talking about a habitual activity, you don't need to add every day. Commented Jun 24, 2022 at 10:09

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Saying "He plays all day every day" is needed: "all day" to show the length of time this goes on in a day, "every day" to show this is continual.

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    Not necessarily. "What X does all day" refers to their regular daily routine, not just one day. We sometimes add every day just for emphasis. Commented Jun 24, 2022 at 8:11

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