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    This has been a tense two weeks

    In Longman Active Study English Dictionary 5th EDITION:

    tense adj.

    example sentence:
    This has been a tense two weeks.
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    Why does two weeks use a as indefinite article?

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    Re: This has been a tense two weeks

    Because here, "two weeks" is taken to mean "a period of two weeks".

    This/it has been a tense two weeks.
    Note the difference between that and the more standard:
    The last two weeks have been tense.

    It can be used for various periods of time:

    That was a long three hours.
    It has been a stressful six months.
    I've never had a worse seven minutes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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