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When were the nineteens?
Here is the context:
...[which] is similar to the labor market reforms undertaken in France during the nineteens.
Could this be a reference to the 1910-19 decade?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by Louise 1; 11-Feb-2009 at 16:27.
The nineties would be the period of 1990-1999 or 1890-1899. The period for 1910-1919 is definitely not the nineties.
I have not heard of any single word that describes that period, but I think gramatically it would be correct to say the nineteens. The twenties are the years from 1920-1929 and so on.
I would just say the period of 1910-1919, or the second decade of the 20th. century.
I am assuming that the labour market reforms were in the early 20th. century.
I am not a teacher.
The nineties. In this case, it looks like it means the 1990s. In other cases, it could mean the 1890s, the 1790s, and so on.
It can also be a temperature range: The highs this week were in the nineties. (Fahrenheit, of course!)
[I edit copy and have tutored university writing.]
To assume that the author meant the nineties that would mean that France underwent reforms during the period of 1990-1999.
But what would you then call the period between 1910-19?
Last edited by Louise 1; 11-Feb-2009 at 19:06.
Of course, when we are talking about someone's age, it is the "teens". I think that Louise 1 needs to let us know if the time period is from 1910-1919.
I guess we posted at the same time. If if is indeed the 1910-1919 time period, then that is what you have to call it. Or, as I posted before, the second decade of the 20th. century if you want to be specific. Early 20th. cent. is also correct.
I would then suggest that you find out more about the French labour market reforms. I googled it, and think I have the answer, but I think you should investigate it yourself. The exercise will be good for you.