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Hi

Could you please tell me which one of these a native speaker is more likely to say? Or do they all sound natural?

She had saved absolutely nothing for a rain day.

She had saved absolutely nothing for difficult days.

She had saved absolutely nothing for difficult times.

Thanks,

Tom

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"save for a rainy day" is a well-worn expression.

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Mr. Tom

Hi

Could you please tell me which one of these a native speaker is more likely to say? Or do they all sound natural?

She had saved absolutely nothing for a rainy day.

She had saved absolutely nothing for difficult days.

She had saved absolutely nothing for difficult times.

Thanks,

Tom

The first is most likely to be said (as amended). The third next most likely. The middle one least likely.

All are grammatical and idiomatic.

CJ

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Thanks, AStar.

I am sorry I don't understand what you mean by well-worn. Do you mean it is the most natural of the three sentences or you mean it should not be used?

Regards,

Tom

I meant used a lot.

well-worn shoes

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