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    times of war/ wars

    I read the following sentence on the net. Is the sentence correct?
    I feel that the word ‘war’ should be replace with ‘wars’

    It is interesting to note that during times of war, when a nation's survival is on the line and it must boost productivity, the economic policies its leaders resort to are always liberal ones.

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    MG.


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    Re: times of war/ wars

    In this phrase "war" = the state of being at war, rather than individual conflicts.

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    Re: times of war/ wars

    Anglika,

    Thanks.

    1. Would using 'wars' instead of 'war' change the meaning of the sentence? I try not to write sentences with zero articles.

    2. Could you give me a few more examples where the noun after a preposition represents a state?

    Thanks again,

    MG.

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