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    #1

    year

    Hi native speakers,

    I don't know if 'in' or 'during' should be in the following sentences.


    I have learnt a lot from my friends in these few years.
    I have learnt a lot from my friends in this year.

    Many thanks
    pete


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    #2

    Re: year

    "over" in the first one would be more usual: I have learnt a lot from my friends over these past few years.

    In the second one, the colloquial form would omit "in" : I have learnt a lot from my friends this year.

    You could also express it as During the last year I have learnt a lot from my friends.

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    #3

    Re: year

    Hi there,
    thanks a lot.

    How about this?

    During this year, I have learnt a lot from my friends.

    pete

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    #4

    Re: year

    Hi there,
    in the second one, you said colloquial form is without 'in' , Do you mean that 'in this year' is formal?

    pete

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