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  1. B45
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    The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    Should it be:

    The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    VS

    The usage time frame of this product is not frequent.

    And

    Expiration date for the orange juice is a long time.

    VS

    Expiration date of the orange juice is a long time.

    Are all okay?

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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    No, they are all incorrect.

  3. B45
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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    Could you please elaborate and try to help instead of just saying that they're all incorrect... What do you expect me to get out of your answer?

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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    This product is not used frequently.

    The orange juice will not expire for a long time.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  5. B45
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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    Hi Barb,

    What about this:

    The usage time frame for a product like an ankle brace is minimal, because the ankle will eventually recover.

    Is this okay?

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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    The "usage time frame" is not a natural phrase.
    A product like an ankle brace is not used for very long because the ankle heals.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The usage time frame for this product is not frequent.

    Why insist on using "time frame"? It's always avoidable and usually wrong. So 'the percentage play' is to avoid it.

    b

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