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    #1

    Some grammar hints.

    It was about this time that the conflicts between the two countries was over.

    Why not " at this time"?

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    #2
    It's less precise- it might have been slightly before or after. BTW, it should either be conflict....was or conflicts...were. Of the two, I'd go for the singular without further context.

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    #3
    Okay, but what about " at about this time?"

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Okay, but what about " at about this time?"
    In addition to tdol's reply, with which I agree, :D , what about?

    It was around this time. (near)
    It was at this time. (exact point)
    It was at about this time. (near the exact point)

    All the best,

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