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If I want to do something repeatedly every day for about 15 minute. What should I say? For example, is the sentence "I've decided to check my Facebook account one time at the day" correct?

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    What thing do you mean? The question is still vague.
    – Hanaa
    Dec 28 '14 at 16:59
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Let's use exercise as an example:

  • I exercise once daily
  • I exercise everyday
  • I exercise everyday for 15 minutes
  • I exercise everyday at 1pm for 15 minutes

The grammar structure is: Subject, Verb, count, time, duration

This is the simplest way to express the idea you are trying to express.

EDIT: Bonus lesson: (Nouns are bold, verbs are italic, adjectives are normal, Is/does are normal as well).

Your question should read: Is the sentence “I've decided to check my Facebook account one time at the day” correct?

The rule:

Does:

  • Does noun verb adjective
  • Does this sentence look correct?

Is:

  • Is noun adjective?
  • Is this sentence correct?

This post may help you as well: When to use "is" vs. "does" when asking a question?

Conclusion:

The sentence you are looking for is: "I have decided to check my Facebook account once daily." or "I have decided to check my Facebook account one time a day."

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    Thanks. Is "once daily" natural in daily life? why there are not many sentences by "once daily", When I google it. I see it is used by drug ,...
    – Question
    Dec 28 '14 at 18:20
  • Once daily is the same as "one time a day" So you could just as easily say "I do something one time a day." "Once Daily" is used to describe how frequently you should take certain types of medication. This is the same as "I take medication one time a day." They are both correct.
    – gNerb
    Dec 28 '14 at 18:44
  • @Toby, Everyday is an adjective. You can't use it here. It should be every day instead.
    – Khan
    Dec 28 '14 at 19:19
  • I have no problem with this answer, but accepting it in less than four hours might be a little fast. I also agree that "once daily" seems a bit formal for Facebook checking. One other possibility (if it's true): I've decided to check my Facebook account at the same time every day.
    – J.R.
    Dec 28 '14 at 21:03
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If you do an activity only one time during each day, you would say "I've decided to check my Facebook account once a day."

If you do it two times each day, you would say "twice a day."

Three times would be "three times a day," four times would be "four times a day," etc.

There is an old-fashioned word, "thrice," which means three times, but it is hardly heard anymore.

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    Can you add some explanation to your answer? ELL is mostly interested in answers that help someone learning English as a foreign language by explaining why the correct usage makes sense so they can apply what they learn to other circumstances.
    – Ben Kovitz
    Dec 29 '14 at 0:28

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