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jiang

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Dear teachers,

Please read the sentence:

The two days it took us to make the return trip were filled with new experiences.

I am confused by the structure. Could you please kindly explain which of the following sentence is correct?

a. The two days that it took us to make the return trip were filled with new experiences.
b. It took us two days to make the return trip and the two days were filled with new experiences.
But grammar in "b" is polished.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 

Barb_D

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Both are correct and convey the same idea.

That period of time was filled with new experiences.
That period of time = The two-day period during which we made the trip.
That period of time = Those two days
That period of time = The two days [that] it took us to make the return trip
 

jiang

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Hi Barb_D,

Haven't heard from you for a long time!
Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it.

Jiang
Both are correct and convey the same idea.

That period of time was filled with new experiences.
That period of time = The two-day period during which we made the trip.
That period of time = Those two days
That period of time = The two days [that] it took us to make the return trip
 
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