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    During my time as a student at ABC University,

    Hi,


    I want to say:
    When I studied at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    When I studied at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.


    If I write the sentence as:
    During my time as a student at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    During my time as a student at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.



    Will this mislead people to think:
    Throughout my time as a student at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    Throughout my time as a student at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.




    ???




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    Re: During my time as a student at ABC University,

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,


    I want to say:
    When I studied at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    When I studied at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.


    If I write the sentence as:
    During my time as a student at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    During my time as a student at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.



    Will this mislead people to think:
    Throughout my time as a student at ABC University, I was selected to mark exam papers.
    Throughout my time as a student at ABC University, I used SPSS to complete some assignments.

    ???

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    If you want to be absolutely sure that people won't think that you marked exam papers and used SPSS all the time you were there, you could use:

    While I was a student at ABC university, I was occasionally/regularly selected to mark exam papers.

    However, if you did say "During my time as..." I don't think people would necessarily misunderstand.

    With your other example, I think the fact that you have chosen to say "to complete some assignments" shows that this didn't happen all the time (or throughout your time).
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    #3

    Re: During my time as a student at ABC University,

    They're not the same:
    throughout = all the time I was there
    during = at some point

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    Re: During my time as a student at ABC University,

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They're not the same:
    throughout = all the time I was there
    during = at some point

    yes,

    but according to dictionary,
    during can mean

    1) at some point
    2) throughout

    so, i would like want open this thread

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    Re: During my time as a student at ABC University,

    During + selected does not imply the entire time to me.

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