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Hello, everyone:

I need to ask a question: Can I say "He came last morning.", and "He came last afternoon."?

I am an English teacher, so I need to confirm such usage is exist or not before I teach my student. Thank you for your help!Emotion: smile
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Hi,

I need to ask a question: Can I say "He came last morning.", and "He came last afternoon."?

Say 'He came yesterday morning', 'He came yesterday afternoon'.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you so much!
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yesterday morning, this morning, tomorrow morning
yesterday afternoon, this afternoon, tomorrow afternoon
yesterday evening, this evening, tomorrow evening
last night, tonight, tomorrow night

CJ
CalifJimyesterday morning, this morning, tomorrow morning
yesterday afternoon, this afternoon, tomorrow afternoon
yesterday evening, this evening, tomorrow evening
last night, tonight, tomorrow night

CJ

Dear CalifJim and Clive,

Does the distinction come from 'last', which could mean 'recently' or 'the only one left"?

recentlly: Do you remember the last evening / night we were with John?
the only one left: Let's make this our last evening / night to remember?

Thanks and Best Regards,
Hoa Thai
last night means the night between yesterday and today, therefore, the most recent night.

CJ
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CalifJimlast night means the night between yesterday and today, therefore, the most recent night.

CJ

Hi CaliJim,

Do you mean the sentences that I posted earlier were wrong in the usage of 'last evening / night' ? Thus, to be correct, should I rewrite:

1. Do you remember the most recent (the latest) evening / night we were with John?
2. Let's make this our final evening / night to remember.

I don't like these two sentences at all! Could you please show me how to express my thoughts better? I would like to express that:

1. The most recent evening / night (not the evening / night of the day before, but sometime in the past).
2. The 'one remaining evening / night' to remember before parting (in the future potentially there might be another one).

Thanks,
Hoa Thai
Hi Hoa Thai

To me, your examples are not comparable, and I'm also not sure what you're getting at.

In your first sentence, the use of the article 'the' makes a huge difference in the meaning.
recently: Do you remember the last evening / night we were with John?
You could just as easily say "Do you remember the last morning/afternoon we were with John?"
Saying 'the last Emotion: time' doesn't mean recently; it refers to thefinal time out of all of the past times. 'The last morning/afternoon/evening/night' could have been a decade ago.
the only one left: Let's make this our last evening / night to remember?
This sentence is quite awkward. However, even in this sentence, the sense of 'our last' would be '(our) final'. Once again, it would also be possible to talk about 'our final morning or afternoon'.
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YankeeHi Hoa Thai

To me, your examples are not comparable, and I'm also not sure what you're getting at.

In your first sentence, the use of the article 'the' makes a huge difference in the meaning.
recently: Do you remember the last evening / night we were with John?
You could just as easily say "Do you remember the last morning/afternoon we were with John?"
Saying 'the last Emotion: time' doesn't mean recently; it refers to thefinal time out of all of the past times. 'The last morning/afternoon/evening/night' could have been a decade ago.

the only one left: Let's make this our last evening / night to remember?
This sentence is quite awkward. However, even in this sentence, the sense of 'our last' would be '(our) final'. Once again, it would also be possible to talk about 'our final morning or afternoon'.

1st sentence: 'recently' was my wrong choice of word. I posted the question to find out whether the presence of the article 'the' would allow us to use 'last' with morning / afternoon / evening / night or not. You answered that!

2nd sentence:
Again you answered the question I had in mind! However, I don't quite understand the awkwardness that you mentioned. Is it because of the question mark at the end? If so, it was a typo (you should find that mistake removed in my second post). If not, could you kindly explain?

In short, I should have asked whether we could use 'last' with 'morning / afternoon / evening' besides 'night'? And in what situations?

Thanks,
Hoa Thai
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