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    #1

    How do we describe a certain period of time?

    Hi,

    For example,
    "Some person got injured, and then 2 hours passed. This person died eventually. The a doctor said, "You were supposed to send him to the hospital within 2 hours after he was injured".

    Are the doctor's words(contrived by me) in English natural? Or how else would you say it?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: How do we describe a certain period of time?

    They are OK.

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    #3

    Re: How do we describe a certain period of time?

    I find it a bit long-winded. "You should have got him to hospital as soon as possible", "You should have got him to hospital within two hours of the injury".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How do we describe a certain period of time?

    I can't imagine a doctor supporting a two-hour window. I agree with ems's "as soon as possible".

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