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    We are on vacation during/in July

    1. We are on vacation during July.

    2. We are on vacation in July.

    3. The sea was warm during the summer.

    4. The sea was warm in the summer.

    What is the difference between during and in in the above sentences?

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    Re: We are on vacation during/in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    1. We are on vacation during July.

    2. We are on vacation in July.

    3. The sea was warm during the summer.

    4. The sea was warm in the summer.

    What is the difference between during and in in the above sentences?

    Thanks for your help.








    No appreciable difference.

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    Re: We are on vacation during/in July

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No appreciable difference.
    Thanks Mike

    The followings are quoted from:

    During / In: duration vs. exact time
    DURING - EMPHASIS ON ACTIVITY DURATION
    During expresses a period or range of time (also, "over", from X to Y, "throughout").

    IN -EMPHASIS ON EXACTLY WHEN
    Inspecifies an exact "calendar" time, which may be as small as a momentor as large as a century

    Do you think we need not to distinguish the said differences?

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    Re: We are on vacation during/in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Mike

    The followings are quoted from:

    During / In: duration vs. exact time
    DURING - EMPHASIS ON ACTIVITY DURATION
    During expresses a period or range of time (also, "over", from X to Y, "throughout").

    IN -EMPHASIS ON EXACTLY WHEN
    Inspecifies an exact "calendar" time, which may be as small as a momentor as large as a century

    Do you think we need not to distinguish the said differences?
    In many cases,we do. In your examples, the "exact calendar time" was was a month and season. For me, the meanings of both sentences in the two pairs were the same.

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    Re: We are on vacation during/in July

    I have to say that 1 and 2 seem different to me. For #1 the vacation lasts the entire month. For #2 we can only know the vacation takes place at some time in July.

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    Re: We are on vacation during/in July

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I have to say that 1 and 2 seem different to me. For #1 the vacation lasts the entire month. For #2 we can only know the vacation takes place at some time in July.
    One could read it that way.

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