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    What's the difference

    Good day to all expert teachers!

    Consider the following sentences:

    He was executed in the 1980's.

    He was executed during the 1980's.


    What is the difference of in the 1980's and during the 1980's?

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    Re: What's the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by jhondoe View Post
    Good day to all expert teachers!

    Consider the following sentences:

    He was executed in the 1980's. Sometime between 1980 and 1990.

    He was executed during the 1980's. That's a long period of time to perform one execution during it.

    What is the difference of in the 1980's and during the 1980's?
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    Re: What's the difference

    Crystal clear... thanks!

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    Re: What's the difference

    You're welcome!

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    Oh, and by the way - welcome to the forums!


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    Re: What's the difference

    Thanks sir.

    I've got one last query...

    How about the sentence:

    World War II took place during the 1940's.

    World War II took place in the 1940's.

    What is the difference between the two sentences?

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    Re: What's the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by jhondoe View Post
    Thanks sir.

    I've got one last query...

    How about the sentence:

    World War II took place during the 1940's.

    World War II took place in the 1940's.

    What is the difference between the two sentences?
    Neither is correct, as World War II takes place in the period of six years -
    September 1, 1939 September 2, 1945, hence leaving its one year in the 30s.


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    Re: What's the difference

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    Originally Posted by jhondoe
    Thanks sir.

    I've got one last query...

    How about the sentence:

    World War II took place during the 1940's.

    World War II took place in the 1940's.

    What is the difference between the two sentences?

    Neither is correct, as World War II takes place in the period of six years -
    September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945, hence leaving its one year in the 30s.

    Ok, but how about the grammar. Actually, I'm after the technicality not the fact. Is there any difference between in the 1940's and during the 1940's?

    Let me change the sentence...

    The war took place in the 1940's.

    The war took place during the 1940's.

    Let us presume that "the war" mentioned is not World War II.
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