Improve Your English – Lesson 23: TODAY with MORNING, AFTERNOON, or NIGHT

A common error is to use the word today with morning, afternoon, or night when talking about things that happen on the same day that the speaker is speaking.

When using morning, afternoon, and night it is implied that the speaker is talking about the same day. Using the word today in this situation is redundant. Instead, use this (this morning, this afternoon, this evening).

If you are referring to other days, use yesterday, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, etc.

  • Don’t say: Today morning I started making tamales at 6:30.
  • Do say: This morning I started making tamales at 6:30