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    Our era came.

    "When our parents were kids a lot of people didn't have muscles but people started building muscles when our (our generation) era came."

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    #2

    Re: Our era came.

    I'm pretty sure people have always had muscles.

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    Re: Our era came.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'm pretty sure people have always had muscles.
    I had to write something to put the word "era" in the discussion.

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    #4

    Re: Our era came.

    Era is far too grand. Try 'time'.
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    #5

    Re: Our era came.

    We use era in formal writing to refer to historical periods. It doesn't work (except in an ironic sense) for other time periods.
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    Re: Our era came.

    You had to write something, tufguy? Who's making you do it?

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    #7

    Re: Our era came.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    We use era in formal writing to refer to historical periods. It doesn't work (except in an ironic sense) for other time periods.
    But it's sometimes common in sports, like: "It was the era of Senna and Prost in Formula 1."

    And maybe music: "It's the era of a guitar dominated music."

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    Re: Our era came.

    Those examples are being used as a kind of hyperbole, to emphasize the dominance of those people or that instrument over a lengthy period of time, in areas where there is typically frequent turnover in the top positions.
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    Re: Our era came.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You had to write something, tufguy? Who's making you do it?
    I mean I wanted to write something.

    I wanted to write something to "put the word era in the discussion." Is it correct to say "put it in the disscusion?"

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    #10

    Re: Our era came.

    "When our parents were kids a lot of people didn't have muscles but people started building muscles when our time came."

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