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    from the times?

    I am doing some exercises and there is a question like this:

    Where does Ron's experience at motorcycling come from?

    In the context, I can clearly understand that he learned motorcycling skills when he was a member of the police force.

    But I have troubles about the time expression that I have to use at the beginning of the sentence.

    "From the times when he was a member of the police force" I wrote, but after some googling I couldn't be sure whether the expression "from the times" correct or not.

    Can you please help me about what kind of expression I should write?

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    Re: from the times?

    Quote Originally Posted by murattopak View Post
    I am doing some exercises and there is a question like this:

    Where does Ron's experience at motorcycling come from?

    In the context, I can clearly understand that he learned motorcycling skills when he was a member of the police force.

    But I have troubles about the time expression that I have to use at the beginning of the sentence.

    "From the times when he was a member of the police force" I wrote, but after some googling I couldn't be sure whether the expression "from the times" correct or not.

    Can you please help me about what kind of expression I should write?
    "He acquired his motorcycling skills from his time in the police force."
    "From when he was a cop."

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    Re: from the times?

    "... from his days in the police" works in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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