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    Services lasted for

    Hi guys,

    If a patient got medical services at a medical centre. His services started from 10/02/14 and ended on 10/16/14. So can we say "His services lasted from10/02/14 to 10/16/14" or "His services started on 10/02/14 and lasted till 10/16/14" or "His services lasted for fourteen days"?

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    Re: Services lasted for

    The patient received medical services at a/the medical centre from 2 Oct 14 to 16 Oct 14.

    You don't say 'his services' because it sounds like the patient was providing the services.
    2nd to 16 Oct is actually 15 days, not 14.

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    Re: Services lasted for

    Also, this month/day/year nomenclature is only used in certain parts of the English-speaking world.
    To me, 10/2/14 is 10th Feb, 2014, and 10/16/14 simply doesn't exist. It's best to name the month.

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    Re: Services lasted for

    But how to make sentence then?

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    Re: Services lasted for

    It doesn't seem to have troubled tedmc (post #2.), who has been given three 'Likes' by teachers for a competent answer, and no objections.

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    Re: Services lasted for

    I'd say 'treatment' instead of 'services'.

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    #7

    Re: Services lasted for

    Ok so can we say treatment lasted from March to April? How to make sentence?

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    #8

    Re: Services lasted for

    Please reply guys. Can I say "Services lasted for four days"?

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    Re: Services lasted for

    "The treatment lasted from March until April" is possible but not very precise.

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    #10

    Re: Services lasted for

    How about:

    The patient was in the hospital for two weeks.


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