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    decade

    Can we use 'decade' for a period of ten days?
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    Re: decade

    No. It has just one definition - a period of ten years.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: decade

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. It has just one definition - a period of ten years.
    That's right, in the context of calendars and dates. In science and engineering, it means a group of ten.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: decade

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    Can we use 'decade' for a period of ten days?
    Never.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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