Are these expressions correct?

1: Throughout yesterday afternoon, the place was noisy because of the event.

2: It was very cold and freezing throughout yesterday.

  • The first sounds pretty strange and the second sounds very strange, perhaps even wrong. Some people might regard them both as grammatical but native speakers wouldn't use either. – hippietrail Feb 4 '13 at 2:07

Both are grammatical, but they are not necessarily what a native speaker would say. In the case of the first you might be just as likely to hear All yesterday afternoon . . . In the case of the second, all day yesterday might be more common.


In addition to Barry's suggestions, I would put forth all through yesterday afternoon or throughout the day yesterday as likely options.

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