Is it yesterday's, or the previous day's trousers?

by Jacqueline

Is it grammatically correct to use yesterday in the following context? Thank you.

I walked up the stone staircase wearing yesterday's blue trousers.

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Mar 10, 2010
Sorry for the delay
by: Audrey

My computer took exception to being dropped and I wasn't able to see my screen. I'm just now getting caught up on a huge backlog of work.

As I said in my last post,

yesterday's is what I would use.

Feb 18, 2010
Is it yesterday's, or the previous day's trousers
by: Jacqueline

Thank you, Audrey.

Feb 16, 2010
You're OK
by: Audrey

Yesterday's trousers are fine in this case.

Feb 15, 2010
I am adding some more text as you requested, I hope this is enough.
by: Jacqueline

I walked up the stone staircase wearing yesterday?s blue trousers and fleecy sweater, and just as I reached the last step I heard my mother?s anxious voice from the other side of the wall. ?Don?t go to sleep yet. Emma is here.?
It was 7.00 a.m. on a cold day in March and I had just let myself into Tramonto, my parents? home and winery. I went straight into their bedroom with its slanted terra cotta ceiling and wood beams to see my father lying in his bed: a skeleton covered by a thin layer of skin. He barely acknowledged me. He was flapping his hand on the embroidered blanket and I felt obliged to get on the bed beside him. I had not held his hand since I was a child.

Feb 15, 2010
It all depends
by: Audrey

Whether you say yesterday's or the previous day's depends on the surrounding text. Without more context, I can't say which would be better.

I am working on limited computer access right now, so I can't take the time to give you context myself. I hope to be back up to speed later this week. In the mean time, if you can post back as a comment giving more of the surrounding text, I will give you a more complete reply.

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