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    During versus throughout the duration

    Hello everbody!

    I would like to ask you if there is any difference in meaning between "during" versus "throughout the duration". Let's consider the following sentences.

    During the test, a load was lifted to a geight of 100 metres.

    Throughout the duration of the the test, a load was lifted to a geight of 100 metres.

    Thank you.

    The sentences were created by me.

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    Re: During versus throughout the duration

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello everbody!

    I would like to ask you if there is any difference in meaning between "during" versus "throughout the duration". Let's consider the following sentences.

    During the test, a load was lifted to a height of 100 metres.

    Throughout the duration of the the test, a load was lifted to a height of 100 metres.

    Thank you.

    The sentences were created by me.
    "Throughout the duration of" is unnecessarily wordy. However, "during" might mean "at some point between the beginning and the end". You can just use "Throughout the test ..."

    Note the correct spelling of "height".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: During versus throughout the duration

    Thank you.

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    Re: During versus throughout the duration

    For the second time, JACEK1, your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the
    Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.

    Rover



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    Re: During versus throughout the duration

    This is a general response, not specifically for the OP here.

    I think what Rover means is "Please do not write a follow-up post just to thank your respondent; use the 'Like' button instead".
    In case anyone can't understand the reason for this, it can be very annoying when checking posts for a new question or a new response, and find it's only a "thanks" note. Let's say it takes 10 secs to check such a post; we each get say 6 each time we check, that's a minute lost; and 90 people check the posts. That's an hour and a half of people time lost for nothing.

    Of course, it's only a preference most of us have, and if there's some special reason or other message, by all means post a "thank you" note. But remember, each time you do it, you're potentially wasting an hour or more of people's time - which is probably not your intention.

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