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    During the time that

    Hello all forum users!
    What a relief that spring is slowly coming!

    During the time that Eric was Head Of Promotion at EMI Records, he was responsible for the "plugging" of Cliff's 1976 album "I'm Nearly Famous".

    The above sentence could be expressed as:

    When / while Eric was Head Of Promotion at EMI Records, he was responsible for the "plugging" of Cliff's 1976 album "I'm Nearly Famous".

    What I am particularly interested in is "that" in the phrase "during the time that". In my opinion, "during the time that" means "during the time in which". Please confirm or deny.

    The source: BBC - Essex - Local Radio - When Eric met Cliff

    The similar structures are as follows:

    The year that (in which) I was born was .....

    In mono-stable mode output is active for all the time the corresponding push button is pressed in the keyfob =
    In mono-stable mode output is active for all the time (that/during which/in which) the corresponding push button is pressed in the
    keyfob.

    Thank you. I am very eager to know an answer.

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    Re: During the time that

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all forum users!
    What a relief that spring is slowly coming! Er ... not for all of us. Thank god the heat's gone.

    During the time that Eric was Head Of Promotion at EMI Records, he was responsible for the "plugging" of Cliff's 1976 album "I'm Nearly Famous".

    The above sentence could be expressed as:

    When / while Eric was Head Of Promotion at EMI Records, he was responsible for the "plugging" of Cliff's 1976 album "I'm Nearly Famous".

    What I am particularly interested in is "that" in the phrase "during the time that". In my opinion, "during the time that" means "during the time in which". Please confirm or deny.
    Yes.

    The source: BBC - Essex - Local Radio - When Eric met Cliff

    The similar structures are as follows:

    The year that (in which) I was born was ..... No, "The year that I was born in was ..."

    In mono-stable mode output is active for all the time the corresponding push button is pressed in the keyfob =
    In mono-stable mode output is active for all the time (that/during which/in which) the corresponding push button is pressed in the
    keyfob. Any of those suits me.

    Thank you. I am very eager to know an answer.
    Whether "that" can be changed to "which" or "in which" varies according to the context. I don't have rules for it.

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    Re: During the time that

    You will learn less than nothing by studying users' manuals that have obviously been written by people who have very little knowledge of English. I am referring to this mono-stable crap. Think about who is talking to you and what their intentions are.

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    Re: During the time that

    I don't rely on users' manuals.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Apr-2013 at 22:12. Reason: Moving the apostrophe.

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    Re: During the time that

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    I don't rely on users' manuals.
    On that basis, I'm going to guess that you are male.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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