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    Grammer

    Which of my sentences is correct? What is the diffrences between them?

    During 3 years studying at university, he couldn't use the computer lab, since it was under renovation.

    During 3 years he has been studying at university, he couldn't use the
    computer lab, since it was under renovation.

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    Re: Grammer

    I would say: During 3 years OF studying...

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    Question Re: Grammer

    Sorry, I didn't get it. Do you mean they are correct? Do they convey the same meaning?

    During 3 years studying at university, he couldn't use the computer lab, since it was under renovation.

    During 3 years he has been studying at university, he couldn't use the
    computer lab, since it was under renovation.

    Similarly, here

    She has been accepted to her top-choice school.
    If I say, "She is accepted to her top-choice school"., it conveys the same thing as the above sentence.

    Thank you for allocating your time to enlighten me.

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    Re: Grammer

    He means that you should put of in the first sentence:
    During three years of studying at university...
    I would change the second to During the three years...


    Do they convey the same thing? The first suggests he's finished and the second that he hasn't finished studying there to me. I would change couldn't to hasn't been able in the second.

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    Re: Grammer

    Arzgol, Grammar means nothing as a thread title (even if you spell it right).

    A better title would have been During 3 years studying at university.

    Rover

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