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    during

    Hi,

    Is it correct to say "It is the second strike during the month"? (Maybe "in this month?" or "within this month"?)

    Thanks
    Last edited by Morpheus; 17-Dec-2006 at 19:23.

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    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Hi,

    Is it correct to say "It is the second strike during the month"? (Maybe "in this month?" or "within this month"?)

    Thanks
    I would say " It is the second strike this month" though some of the members are very fond of arguing with me. Any ideas?


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    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I would say " It is the second strike this month"
    Yes, I find your variant quite grammatical (though I would probably use Present Perfect there). But I need to make sure that "during the month" is correct as well because my student translated it like this in her written paper and I don't know whether to correct it or not

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    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    Yes, I find your variant quite grammatical (though I would probably use Present Perfect there). But I need to make sure that "during the month" is correct as well because my student translated it like this in her written paper and I don't know whether to correct it or not
    Yes, "during" is fine.

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    #5

    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, "during" is fine.
    I think it's AmE to use during before this week(month etc.) Right

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    #6

    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I think it's AmE to use during before this week(month etc.) Right
    Yes, but I assume it is correct in BE as well.

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    #7

    Re: during

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Yes, but I assume it is correct in BE as well.
    O.k. Thanks!

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    #8

    Re: during

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    O.k. Thanks!
    You're welcome.

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