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    (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Hi,

    Question:

    Which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
    Sentence2:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:

    Which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
    Sentence2:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

    Thanks
    "Between 1999 and 2009" is a period of time, so you don't need to add "during the period".

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:

    Which sentence is correct?

    Sentence1:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
    Sentence2:
    Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

    Thanks
    If you're writing a CV, you don't want to waste words; 'during the period' is unnecessary here (and very often elsewhere - search the net for 'Dead wood').

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    If for some reason you really want to use "the period", you could say "Having lived in the US for the period 1999-2009, I speak fluent English". It is clear that 1999-2009 is 10 years!

    But I agree that extra words are just redundant and should be avoided, especially in job applications/CVs.

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If for some reason you really want to use "the period", you could say "Having lived in the US for the period 1999-2009, I speak fluent English". It is clear that 1999-2009 is 10 years!

    But I agree that extra words are just redundant and should be avoided, especially in job applications/CVs.
    Thank you for all replies.

    How about this?
    Having lived in the US from 1999 to 2009 inclusive, I am able to speak fluent English.




    Thank

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Thank you for all replies.

    How about this?
    Having lived in the US from 1999 to 2009 inclusive, I am able to speak fluent English.

    Thank
    Yes, that works too!

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    Re: (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

    Wouldn't "between 1999 and 2009" imply that he lived in the States from 2000 to 2008? (Cf. Grammar Girl : "Between," "Compared to," and "Compared With" :: Quick and Dirty Tips .)

    I think "from 1999 to 2009" is better.

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