Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 42 More prepositions (3)

When do we use ‘during’?
Can ‘during’ be substituted with ‘throughout’ or ‘over’?
What is the difference between ‘for’, ‘by’ and ‘until’?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 42 More prepositions (3)

  •  We use during to talk about something that happens within a particular period of time. We may sometimes use in with the same meaning.
  •  We prefer during when the period is represented by an activity.
  •  We also use during to emphasize that something happens for the whole of a particular period of time. We may also use throughout to mean the same thing.
  •  We can use either during or over when we want to show that an activity goes on for a length of time within a period of time.Note that if we talk about short event or activity within a period of time, we prefer during.
  •  We use for to say how long something continues, and during to say when something happens.
  •  We use by to say that something happens or is achieved before a particular time.
  •  We use until (or till) to say that something continues up to a particular time.

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