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    Word "interval"

    I have tried to use the word "interval" or in AmE "intermission". I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    1. Peter bumped into Gina in the interval of Shakespeare's King Lear.
    2. The play was boring, and John waited impatiently for the interval to get some refreshments.

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    Re: Word "interval"

    I have never seen "interval" used like that. We use "intermission" here.

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    Re: Word "interval"

    In British English, I'd say

    'Peter bumped into Gina during the interval of King Lear'.




    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Aug-2017 at 08:39.

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