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I worked there ___ the summer.


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Tdol

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Are they the same? ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Are they the same? ;-)

No, they are not, but it can be a bit tricky. During refers to what happened while a certain amount of time has passed. In focuses more on the specific amount of time that has passed.

Examples:

  • He did it during the summer.
    He did it in five hours.

In the first sentence, we are given a vague idea of when the activity took place. In the second sentence, we are told exactly how long the activity lasted.

How did I do, Teach?

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'During' means that it didn't last all summer, in contrast to 'for the summer, etc, but 'in' would mean much the same to me. I might try to suggest that 'during' is longer, but I'm not entirely convinced.
 

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It might be an AE/BE difference.

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AE/BE....again? faint~
it's not a good excuse

i still wonder that which one is longger?
i tought they are same~
 

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tdol said:
Are they the same? ;-)

:smilecol: :smilecol:
I worked there during summer.
-->meaning in summer,I worked there for a period of time, not the whole summer.

If I'd like to put the preposition 'in' in this sentence, I think it should be,
I worked there in the summer time.
-->meaning I worked there for an entire summer time.

Is that right? :?:

sabrina
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blacknomi said:
tdol said:
Are they the same? ;-)

:smilecol: :smilecol:
I worked there during summer.
-->meaning in summer,I worked there for a period of time, not the whole summer.

If I'd like to put the preposition 'in' in this sentence, I think it should be,
I worked there in the summer time.
-->meaning I worked there for an entire summer time.

Is that right? :?:

sabrina
:smilecol: :smilecol:

I worked there in the summer. [It was summer when I worked there. No duration is discussed].
I worked there during the summer. [It was summer when I worked there. A duration is suggested (activity over time) but the length of time is not specified.]

These two could be exactly the same, but "during" suggests a longer period than "in".

If the speaker worked there all summer, then "for the summer" would be more precise. :wink:
 

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Thank you very much, Expert Mike.

I'll file at my notebook that "during" may suggest a longer period than "in"

:D sabrina :D
 

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blacknomi said:
Thank you very much, Expert Mike.

I'll file at my notebook that "during" may suggest a longer period than "in"

:D sabrina :D

You're welcome, Sabrina. :wink:
 

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luckychris said:
Mike, you are always creditable!

Thanks, Chris.

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hello,mike.Would you like to introduce yourself? Are you in newyork? I'm very interested in U.S.A.
 

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luckychris said:
hello,mike.Would you like to introduce yourself? Are you in newyork? I'm very interested in U.S.A.

Yes, I live in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. I am a veterinarian, by trade. What about you? :wink:
 
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Yes, I live in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. I am a veterinarian, by trade. What about you? :wink:[/quote]

I live in Beijing,China. I'm a marketing assistant.Are you intersted in electronic guitar music? I market AMP and effect for electronic guitar, which are the best equipments in the world. :wink: Maybe I used to introduce my products for evryone,but if you are interested them, I would like to send you one as a gift.

I just sent you a private message for help,don't foget to chek it. :D
 

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luckychris said:
Yes, I live in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. I am a veterinarian, by trade. What about you? :wink:

I live in Beijing,China. I'm a marketing assistant.Are you intersted in electronic guitar music? I market AMP and effect for electronic guitar, which are the best equipments in the world. :wink: Maybe I used to introduce my products for evryone,but if you are interested them, I would like to send you one as a gift.

I just sent you a private message for help,don't foget to chek it. :D[/quote]

Thanks for the offer, but I don't know one guitar string from another. I play a little piano, though. I'll check the message box. :)
 

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Yes, I live in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. I am a veterinarian, by trade. What about you? :wink:

Wow! Great job! I have always admired the good work that vets do in New York, Miami Florida and other places [ I have always watched them on Animal Planet]. I wish our government adopted the law for animal protection you have
 

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I think you can use either

Both refers to an indefinited time in the past

but:

I worked there in the summer ( no specifies how long you work there, maybe one day or more )

I worked there during the summer ( says that you work the three months of the summer at least )

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'During' means that it didn't last all summer, in contrast to 'for the summer, etc, but 'in' would mean much the same to me. I might try to suggest that 'during' is longer, but I'm not entirely convinced.

Hello Willbut,

I do not understand why 'during' cannot mean all the summer. I give an example:

I am building my house during the summer.

With this sentence I want to say that I made this work all the summer. Maybe I am wrong but I think this sentence means exactly what I want to say.

If you have a answer about this issue, I will take it.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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Hi Guys! In this case I would use "during" because:

You use during when you're talking about a period of time, you don't know how long that period is.

On the other hand, You use "In", when you're talking about an exact period of time, you do know how long that period is! I mean, You say the exact amount of time.

Hope this helps!
Peace! :-D
 
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