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    Default "time duration" or "duration time"

    Which one from given above exprsssion is corrrect? I want to write a sentence:

    "You should preserve ........... of exam."

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    I don't know what you are trying to say.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    Neither alternative results in a natural sentence.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    I want to say that someone should abide the time (period of time?) that is assigned for the exam.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    Do you mean wait until it is the time for the exam or wait for the amount of time that the exam is to take? Who is waiting? What are they waiting for?

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    In a written exam the invigilator (AE proctor) ensures that the exam starts and finishes at the right times.

    Teachers giving students a practice exam to work through unsupervised, might say 'Make sure you don't exceed the time allowed'.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In a written exam the invigilator (AE proctor) ensures that the exam starts and finishes at the right times.

    Teachers giving students a practice exam to work through unsupervised, might say 'Make sure you don't exceed the time allowed'.

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    Invigilator? Another new one for me.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Invigilator? Another new one for me.
    It's a standard term in BrE.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    'Proctor' was new to me until I read it in a similar thread some years ago.

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    Default Re: "time duration" or "duration time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a standard term in BrE.
    It sounds like a Schwarzenegger role.

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