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    The sentence cited in My previous question few ours ago was from TIME Vol. 179, No. 4, p. 8. Now I am citing the original text as follows:


    Listening to headphones while you walk may be a great way to distract yourself from the length of you journey-and from the car that is about to run you over.

    That is the finding of a new study by University Maryland researchers, who report that from 2004-05 to 2010-11, 81 American pedestrians wearing headphones died in accident involving cars or trains they did not hear or see coming. The rate of such headphone-related injuries tripled in that time.

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    The same question as in my previous thread, and 2004-5 means May 2004 or 2004-2005?

    Many thanks for your help and time.

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    Re: ....from....to......,(the original text)

    Quote Originally Posted by yuheci View Post
    The sentence cited in my previous question a few hours ago was from TIME Vol. 179, No. 4, p. 8. Now I am citing the original text as follows:


    Listening to headphones while you walk may be a great way to distract yourself from the length of you journey-and from the car that is about to run you over.

    That is the finding of a new study by University Maryland researchers, who report that from 2004-05 to 2010-11, 81 American pedestrians wearing headphones died in accident involving cars or trains they did not hear or see coming. The rate of such headphone-related injuries tripled in that time.

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    The same question as in my previous thread, and 2004-5 means May 2004 or 2004-2005?

    Many thanks for your help and time.

    Yu Heci
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    It's a strange usage, IMO. I believe it means form the 2004 to 2005 time period, through the 2010 to 2011 time period. It would almost certainly not mean May 2004 to November 2010, assuming AmE.

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    Re: ....from....to......,(the original text)

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
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    It's a strange usage, IMO. I believe it means form the 2004 to 2005 time period, through the 2010 to 2011 time period. It would almost certainly not mean May 2004 to November 2010, assuming AmE.
    I agree. It would be better written, "from 2004 to 2011".

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    Re: ....from....to......,(the original text)

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I agree. It would be better written, "from 2004 to 2011".
    - if that's what it means. But '2004/05' and '2010/11' may just refer to periods during which statistics were collected, not starting on 1 Jan or ending on 31 Dec. If so, the statistics were collected in the 7 years 04/05, 05/06, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09, 09/10 and 10/11, and not the 8 years from 2004 to 2011.

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    If "The rate of such headphone-related injuries TRIPlED in that time" means the injuries during the period of 2010-2011 is 3 times that during 2004-2005.

    So the 81 should be the death INCREASING comparing the period of 2010-2011 with 2004-2005.

    Am I right?

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    There were 81 deaths in all - maybe 11 in 2004/05, rising to 33 in 2010/11. (I've guessed those numbers, based on an average of just over 11 a year.)

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    Re: ....from....to......,(the original text)

    There is no need to start a new thread. You should have added the additional context as a reply in the existing thread.

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