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## Time Prepositions

Hi,

I don't understand that why my answers are incorrect in this.

Question #: 7: He was famous in the sixties. This sentence is incorrect

Question #: 9: The bank is open between 9 o'clock to five o'clock. This sentence is correct.

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## Re: Time Prepositions

Hi bsimsek
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Question 7:
When talking about time, the preposition in is used with a period of time. "The sixties" is a period of ten years. You'd also say in March, in 2004, etc. (Generally speaking, you'd use at to refer to a specific time of day and you'd use on to talk about one specific day/date.)
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Question 9:
- between X and Y
- from X to Y
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## Re: Time Prepositions

Thank you Philly, I understand.

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## Re: Time Prepositions

"Between x and y time" means "any time during those hours."

I'll be at your house between 8 and 9 tonight. This means I'll arrive at your house at some point within that hour. We don't know when I'll leave.

I'll be at your house from 8 to 9 tonight. This means I'll arrive at 8 and leave at 9.

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## Re: Time Prepositions

Originally Posted by mykwyner
"Between x and y time" means "any time during those hours."
I'll be at your house between 8 and 9 tonight. This means I'll arrive at your house at some point within that hour. We don't know when I'll leave.
I'll be at your house from 8 to 9 tonight. This means I'll arrive at 8 and leave at 9.
That's true, but in informal speech you might often hear (in Br.E anyway):

"I'll be at your house (any time) from 8 to 9 tonight."

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