[Grammar] (during the period) between 1999 and 2009

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uktous

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Hi,

Question:

Which sentence is correct?

Sentence1:
Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
Sentence2:
Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

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Hi,

Question:

Which sentence is correct?

Sentence1:
Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
Sentence2:
Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

Thanks

"Between 1999 and 2009" is a period of time, so you don't need to add "during the period".
 

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Hi,

Question:

Which sentence is correct?

Sentence1:
Having lived in the US for 10 years between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.
Sentence2:
Having lived in the US for 10 years during the period between 1999 and 2009, I am able to speak fluent English.

Thanks
If you're writing a CV, you don't want to waste words; 'during the period' is unnecessary here (and very often elsewhere - search the net for 'Dead wood').

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emsr2d2

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If for some reason you really want to use "the period", you could say "Having lived in the US for the period 1999-2009, I speak fluent English". It is clear that 1999-2009 is 10 years!

But I agree that extra words are just redundant and should be avoided, especially in job applications/CVs.
 

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If for some reason you really want to use "the period", you could say "Having lived in the US for the period 1999-2009, I speak fluent English". It is clear that 1999-2009 is 10 years!

But I agree that extra words are just redundant and should be avoided, especially in job applications/CVs.

Thank you for all replies.

How about this?
Having lived in the US from 1999 to 2009 inclusive, I am able to speak fluent English.




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Thank you for all replies.

How about this?
Having lived in the US from 1999 to 2009 inclusive, I am able to speak fluent English.

Thank

Yes, that works too!
 
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