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    'the period when' or 'the period where'

    Hi, teachers

    I have a question about the expressions "the period when" and "the period where."

    Which one is correct in the sentence below?

    "The only period ______ the growth rate in the number of hours worked exceeded the labor productivity growth rate was the 1980-1989 period."

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: 'the period when' or 'the period where'

    Quote Originally Posted by norae99 View Post
    Hi, teachers

    I have a question about the expressions "the period when" and "the period where."
    Which one is correct in the sentence below?
    A period of time is 'a when', not 'a where'.

    "The only period _when_ the growth rate in the number of hours worked exceeded the labor productivity growth rate was the 1980-1989 period."

    But I don't like the sound of "only period when"; the two underlined words together sound repetitive.
    I prefer the two sentences below.

    1. The only time the growth rate......
    2. The only period in which the growth rate.....
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