In the course of last three years

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Nathan Mckane

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Is there any difference between these two?

In the course of last three years

During the last three years

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There is no difference between

'In the course of the last three years'

and

'During the last three years'.

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I would be inclined to say "Over the course of the last three years...".

I would use "in the course of" for an activity:

In the course of writing my dissertation, I discovered many interesting things about asteroids.

In the course of setting up a new business, I realised I knew very little about accounting.
 
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