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Offline highdeki

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at / for / during / in
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:01:15 pm »
The following question is from my English workbook.

Q. (    ) the first year of college she had to study English more than one hour every day.

1. At   2. For   3. During   4. Until

The answer is #3, but I don't get this.
What about the other choices?
Is #3 the only correct answer? Then, tell me the reason as precisely as possible.

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Re: at / for / during / in
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 09:27:06 pm »
Yes. It takes place within the period specified.

Personally, I would also accept "for" - for the entire period.
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Re: at / for / during / in
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 11:47:17 pm »
I agree. I would have chosen 'for' first.

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 05:17:46 pm »
Dear. Admin

I don't get the phrases below.

"It takes place within the period specified."

"for the entire period"


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Re: at / for / during / in
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 10:14:33 am »
Within - not the whole period
Entire period - whole period
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2013, 05:27:13 am »
Then, I don't understand all the sentences below.
Sorry.

"Yes. It takes place within the period specified.

Personally, I would also accept "for" - for the entire period. "





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Re: at / for / during / in
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2013, 11:32:18 am »
The following question is from my English workbook.

Q. (    ) the first year of college she had to study English more than one hour every day.

1. At   2. For   3. During   4. Until

The answer is #3, but I don't get this.
What about the other choices?
Is #3 the only correct answer? Then, tell me the reason as precisely as possible.

Let's look at the four choices again:
1. At  - You can discard this one. At refers to a point in time or space and the study of English referred to obviously took place over a period of time.
2. For - An acceptable answer. It would mean that the studying of English occurred  during the entire year.
3. During - The preferred answer, meaning that the study took place within the year. The implication is that it was the whole year.
4. Until - Grammatically this could be correct, but without clarifying context, the meaning is not very likely.