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    Arrow In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Hello,

    I'm back again bringing more one doubt.

    What is correct to say? "In his first term, president..." or "at its (or his) first term, president..."?

    For example:

    1)In his first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    2)At its first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    3)At his first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    I'd like to know if all these sentences could be used or if do not, which of those I could use and what is wrong with them.

    Thanks a lot!

    Falcon

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    Default Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    In his first term, or during his first term is fine

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    Arrow Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Thank you for answer.

    But can I use the option 3 too or it's wrong?

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    Default Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello,

    I'm back again bringing more one doubt.

    What is correct to say? "In his first term, president..." or "at its (or his) first term, president..."?

    For example:

    1)In his first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    2)At its first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    3)At his first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional...

    I'd like to know if all these sentences could be used or if do not, which of those I could use and what is wrong with them.

    Thanks a lot!

    Falcon
    Definitely not 2 or 3. And - though it's not relevant to your question - use do rather than make:

    In his first term, president Lula did nothing exceptional/didn't do anything exceptional.


    ''make any exceptional" doesn't mean anything. (unless you append a noun - make any exceptional effort, for example); and "make an exception" does mean something (but not what you mean here).

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    Arrow Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Definitely not 2 or 3. And - though it's not relevant to your question - use do rather than make:
    In his first term, president Lula did nothing exceptional/didn't do anything exceptional.
    ''make any exceptional" doesn't mean anything. (unless you append a noun - make any exceptional effort, for example); and "make an exception" does mean something (but not what you mean here).
    The complete sentence that I gave as example I was trying to say:

    "In his first term, president Lula didn't make any exceptional thing to Brazilian people." - this sentence is wrong, right?

    so I have to say:

    "In his first term, president Lula didn't do anything exceptional to Brazilian people". - is that right?

    Thanks a lot!

    Falcon


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    Default Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    This is correct

    "In his first term, president Lula didn't do anything exceptional for the Brazilian people". - [B]

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    Arrow Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Wow!

    English is most dificult than I thought! Isn't easy to study on my own... (or "isn't easy studying on my own"?)


    Thanks for help

    Falcon


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    It isn't easy to study/studying on my own

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    Default Re: In his first term or At its(his) first term?

    Thanks

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