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Is this a correct usage?

How do you spend a typical day at school?

What are the alternatives?

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Please specify what your specific problem with the sentence is. (The article? The adjective? Something else? Why do you think it's problematic? What are the alternatives you have in mind?) General proofreading requests are off-topic. –  RegDwigнt Apr 26 '11 at 11:29
    
I am not sure that is "spend a day" a correct usage, so I asked this question. –  Martin Apr 26 '11 at 11:34
    
Yours is right, though I'd phrase it differently as "What's a typical day at school like?" –  JoseK Apr 26 '11 at 12:59

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Your example sentence How do you spend a typical day at school? is perfectly correct. In particular, the idiom to spend a day is correct. Furthermore, you are allowed to modify the word day with an adjective or other modifier without harming the sense of the idiom (which isn't true for all idiomatic constructions). So your use of a typical day is completely correct and expresses what you are trying to ask very well.

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If you're using "how", then it is "how do you [insert verb]". Eg. "How do you spend a typical day at school?" is correct.

If you're using "what", then it is "what is". Eg. "What is a typical day at school for you?"

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