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    "of " necesssary here ?

    Hi

    I came across this sentence in a book :

    The patient was in hospital from November 23 to December 3, inclusive, a period thirteen days
    .


    I am wondering whether this sentence lacks "of" after "a period" or not
    . "A period of thirteen days" sounds more familiar to me

    Please help me with this.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: "of " necesssary here ?

    I agree with you. A 13-day period or a period of 13 days.

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    Re: "of " necesssary here ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kirimaru View Post
    Hi

    I came across this sentence in a book :

    The patient was in hospital from November 23 to December 3, inclusive, a period thirteen days
    .


    I am wondering whether this sentence lacks "of" after "a period" or not
    . "A period of thirteen days" sounds more familiar to me

    Please help me with this.

    Thanks a lot.
    yes, you are correct. a period of...

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    Re: "of " necesssary here ?

    Thanks a lot, bard_D and moniza




    Well, it should be put this way, I suppose

    The patient was in hospital from November 23 to December 3, inclusive, a period of eleven days
    .



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