My mom asks me "How is your today?" every day. I have been trying to tell her that nobody ever says that, and that most people say,
- "How is your day?" (somehow, using the noun day is more acceptable than using the noun today here)
- "How is your day going?" (now the question is about the going of the day, rather than the day itself)
- "How are you today?" (using today as an adverb to describe the verb are, and now the question is about you rather than about the day)
But I am having trouble articulating why exactly so few people say "How is your today?", and whether it is even wrong to say that.
I am reading https://www.dictionary.com/browse/today and https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/today and it appears to be a noun like any other. If it is okay to say "How is your [noun]?" like the following examples:
- "How is your dog?"
- "How is your day?"
- "How is your Monday?"
...then why can't we say, "How is your today?"?
If there really is something special about the noun "today" which precludes it from being used in this way, then oughtn't dictionaries make a note of these unique restrictions?