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Which phrase is more correct when I want to tell a client that I'm on Skype 24hrs?

I'm there all day.

I'm there whole day.

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misho, when do you sleep? –  Peter Mortensen Jul 21 '11 at 3:55

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From the choice you have given

I'm there all day

is correct.

A possible phrase using whole would be

I'm there [for] the whole day

Without the article the your second option doesn't make sense.

Another option is

I'm there for 24hrs

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I'm there for 24hrs might mean I'm gone after the 24hrs. –  pavium Jul 20 '11 at 11:59
@pavium, that's what I understood from the question. –  Matt Эллен Jul 20 '11 at 12:01


I'm there all day

The other expression is ungrammatical

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Whole is almost always used with a preceding article (the/a/an), so something like I ate whole pie is invalid, whereas I ate the whole pie or I ate a whole pie are perfectly valid. The same situation applies to whole day.

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