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    #1

    since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    "She hasn't written much since last month."

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    "She hasn't written much during the last month."

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    "She hasn't written much during last month."

    I guess they would all be acceptable?
    Last edited by ostap77; 20-Nov-2012 at 23:31.

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She hasn't written much since last month."

    OR

    "She hasn't written much during the last month."

    OR

    "She hasn't written much during last month."

    I guess they would all be acceptable?
    The third one is not acceptable.

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Can you please explain why we can leave out the definite article in the first two sentences but in the last one?

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can you please explain why we can leave out the definite article in the first two sentences but in the last one?
    We can't.

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Have you guys been thinkig about an answer to the question?

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She hasn't written much since last month."

    "She hasn't written much during the last month."

    "She hasn't written much during last month."

    I guess they would all be acceptable?
    The first two are fine. the third isn't.

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    The first two are acceptable but they do not mean the same thing.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: since last month vs during the last month vs during the last

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Have you guys been thinkig about an answer to the question?
    You do sometimes seem to be doing your best to encourage people not to respond to your posts.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Nov-2012 at 15:23.

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