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    Question expression

    "As the main characters tour the palace they ‘travel on time’, witnessing different moments of Russian history from the last three hundred years. "

    ok?

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    Re: expression

    Hello saeta

    Try,

    As the main characters tour the palace they travel in time, witnessing different moments in Russian history from the last three hundred years.


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    Re: expression

    I'd suggest 'travel through time', as this accords with the idea of the tour party moving from exhibit to exhibit through three hundred years of history.

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    Re: expression

    I would choose "through time" too...

    To complicate it a little bit, the sentence could be ok if we were giving it poetic license. With figorative sentences, the author doesn't have to conform to common phrases and often doesn't in order to make the reader think about what they might mean. Travelling on time has been used before, suggesting floating through, as opposed to the conventional usage which depicts any progression through time.

    It is my job in life to complicate things!

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