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    i have read about the construction of between -------according to that you have to use "and" to show the limit is it right to use "to"
    could you tell me any examples to tell which of these construction is right ruchir

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    Re: prepositions

    between ... and; from ... to
    Don't mix these phrases like this: daily wages between $118 to $176 or from 1993 and 1996. It's either between $118 and $176 or from $118 to $176 and from 1993 to 1996 or between 1993 and 1996. Also, avoid replacing the to with a hyphen or em dash in from ... to phrases: He was chair from 1994-98. Instead: He was chair from 1994 to 1998. The hyphen or em dash substitute is OK in adjectival uses: his 1994-98 stint as chair, her Jan. 10-15 trip to Europe.

    Source: Garbl's Editorial Style Manual: B

    Last edited by IvanV; 07-Aug-2008 at 10:27.

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