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    Default preposition

    He was famous __ the sixties.


    What would be the right preposition here?
    I answered "in" and it's wrong...

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    Default Re: preposition

    "in" isn't wrong; I think most native speakers would say "in". 'during' is also correct.

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    Default Re: preposition

    Question #: 6: He was famous in the sixties. This sentence is incorrect
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
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    This is what appears in the answer from the test...
    http://www.usingenglish.com/members/...sult_id=139401

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    Default Re: preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Question #: 6: He was famous in the sixties. This sentence is incorrect
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes:

    This is what appears in the answer from the test...
    http://www.usingenglish.com/members/...sult_id=139401
    Read the question, your answer and the result again more carefully.

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    Oh no! I was tricked!

    Thanks 2006! I was certain that the answer is "in" but then I got so confused why my answer was marked wrong. Thanks again!

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