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    She told me that she had arthritis, and that she had had it for five years, ever since she had gone through two traumatic experiences within a two-week period.
    Does "period" in the above sentence mean the monthly flow of blood from a woman's womb?

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    Default Re: period

    No. It means an interval of time.

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    Default Re: period

    Why not say within two weeks?

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    Default Re: period

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Why not say within two weeks?
    Because that would mean that these events happened in the past 2 weeks from the time the person wrote the sentence/report/article. By saying they happened in a 2 week period it tells you the duration of the time period, but not exactly which 2 weeks are being talked about.

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