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    #1

    FOR a certain period VS DURING a certain period

    To my knowledge, this sentence is ok:
    1. Your return ticket is valid for three months.
    But can I use the preposition ‘during’?
    2. Your return ticket is valid during three months.

    Or instead of withing
    3. We recommend to consume this wine within six months.
    To use during
    4. We recommend to consume this wine during six months.
    Last edited by northpath; 12-Sep-2016 at 19:23.

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    #2

    Re: FOR a certain period VS DURING a certain period

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    To my knowledge, this sentence is ok OK (or okay):
    Your return ticket is valid for three months.
    Yes, that's grammatical and natural. Use it!

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    But can I use the preposition during?
    Your return ticket is valid during three months.
    No, that doesn't work.

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    #3

    Re: FOR a certain period VS DURING a certain period

    3. is good.
    4. is not good.

    Don't use during with a time duration (three months/six weeks/twelve hours/four days)

    Use during before an event which you perceive as having a beginning and an end. The action happens some time between the beginning and the end.


    • I work up during the night.
    • She had to go to the toilet during the movie.
    • He was injured during the match.
    • You must not use your phone during the lesson.
    • You can sleep during the journey.

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    #4

    Re: FOR a certain period VS DURING a certain period

    OK, sentence #5 is OK
    5.There will be live entertainment throughout the day.
    What about?
    6.There will be live entertainment during the day.

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    #5

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    That's OK.

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    #6

    Re: FOR a certain period VS DURING a certain period

    Quote Originally Posted by northpath View Post
    5.There will be live entertainment throughout the day.
    6.There will be live entertainment during the day.
    Both are grammatical and natural. However, they don't necessarily mean the same thing.
    Look up the difference between "throughout" and "during", and post back if you need more help.

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    #7

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    OK, and finally, the right sentence:
    7.Let's talk about this over lunch.
    And I’m not sure about the sentence:
    8. Let's talk about this during lunch.

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    #8

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    I'll tell you what, how about acknowledging the responses you got so far?

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    #9

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    7. and 8. are both good but 7. is more likely in that particular example sentence.

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