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Post by Archived Topic » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:01 am

I wanted to know whether word between can be used to compare time.For example can i say i will be there between 6.00 to 6.30
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:15 am

Yes, you can. But you would have to say "between 6.00 _and_ 6.30", not "between 6.00 _to_ 6.30".

You would use 'to' to describe an event with a specified duration rather than a discrete event, e.g. "The TV show is on from 4 to 6" (although saying "...between 4 and 6" would also be fine).
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:29 am

Between you, me and the gate-post, Erik, isn't the rule for using "between" rather than "among/amongst" rather exception-ridden?

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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:44 am

Yes. Although I have yet to muster the courage to describe a TV show as being on 'among 4 and 6'.
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