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    between two days

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Some never-do-well…had defrauded the State and other creditors by departing between two days.

    between two days = by night

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: between two days

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Some never-do-well…had defrauded the State and other creditors by departing between two days.

    between two days = by night

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Allow me to offer you my drivels.
    What makes you think those days, the two days in 'between two days', whose time references are unspecified, are consecutive? What if they refer to, say, Monday and Thursday? I trust you see my point.

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    Re: between two days

    Then the phrase in question should be "between two successive days"

    By your leave naturally.

    V.

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