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    Can I phrase it this way?

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask how I can express the following in words:

    Mister X. is the president of the bank. He has been the president for some time. The shares of the bank lowered/reduced/fell 10%.

    Can I say, "During the time/period Mr. X is the president of the bank the shares fell 10%"? And is there another way to express this meaning?

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    Re: Can I phrase it this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to ask how I can express the following in words:

    Mister X. is the president of the bank. He has been the president for some time. The shares of the bank lowered/reduced/fell 10%.

    Can I say, "During the time/period Mr. X is the president of the bank the shares fell 10%"? And is there another way to express this meaning?
    Hi, KLPNO.

    How about :

    "During Mr.X's presidency of the bank, ...."

    I'm not confident enough... I'm not sure if present perfect can be used with "during."
    Please wait for native speakers to respond.

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    Re: Can I phrase it this way?

    Hi KLPNO

    As a Brit & mentor, but not a teacher, you were almost correct:

    "During the time/period that Mr. X was the president of the bank the shares fell 10%."

    Is there another way to express this meaning?

    "The bank's shares fell 10% whilst Mr. X was its President." i.e over the overall period that he was President.

    Beware of:

    "The bank's shares fell 10% when Mr. X was its President.", as it could mean just a one-off 10% fall that was gradually, later, more than recovered.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Can I phrase it this way?

    "During the time/period that Mr. X was the president of the bank, the shares fell 10%."

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    Re: Can I phrase it this way?

    Thank you very much again to all answerers.

    One more question occured to me: Can I put all the sentence in the present perfect like those:

    1. During the time/period that Mr. X has been the president of the bank, the shares have fallen 10%

    2. During the time/period that Mr. X has been the president of the bank, the shares fell 10%.

    I'd like to use the present perfect since it's important to stress that Mr. X is still the president of the bank.

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    Re: Can I phrase it this way?

    Quote Originally Posted by KLPNO View Post
    Thank you very much again to all answerers.

    One more question occured to me: Can I put all the sentence in the present perfect like those:

    1. During the time/period that Mr. X has been the president of the bank, the shares have fallen 10%

    2. During the time/period that Mr. X has been the president of the bank, the shares fell 10%.

    I'd like to use the present perfect since it's important to stress that Mr. X is still the president of the bank.
    During the time Mr. X was the president of the bank,the shares fell by 10%.
    Regards,
    rj1948.

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