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    At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to ask you for helping me with an expression which means that we were working on something during last days of one month and some first of the following. Is there any?

    Thanks in advance for help:)

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    Hi
    You can also say in late January, in late summer,...in early afternoon, in early February.

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    There's no term for that that I know of.

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    Thank you both.

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    We worked during the February/March changeover?
    We worked during the crossover period from February into March?

    Admittedly, neither of those sound entirely natural to me yet I know we used to have a term for this in an office I used to work in. I will keep trying to remember it!

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    This is an interesting question. We talk about the "turn" of the century (say, 1898-1902) but we don't have something similar for months.

    Do you have such a word in your language?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    Do you have such a word in your language?
    Yes, I do:) The same for centuries, years, months, weeks.

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    Yes, I do:) The same for centuries, years, months, weeks.
    If you said "the turn of the month" I'd know what you meant, but it's not "the phrase" we use for that. I kind of like it!

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    If we're going to coin new phrases, why not on the cusp of the new month?

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    Re: At the end of a month and at the beginning of another one

    I would like to ask you for helping me with an expression which means that we were working on something during last days of one month and some first of the following. Is there any?

    I would say: "We worked on this project from late February into early March" or "... late February through to early March".

    not a teacher

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