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He made money in a short time would almost always imply that he was working within a short framework of time to make money: 2 Expressing a period of time during which an event happens or a situation remains the case: they met in 1885 at one o’clock in the morning I hadn’t seen him in years ODO emphasis added He made money for a short time ...


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'On' always precedes dates. For example: An event took place on the twenty ninth of September, 2014. An event took place on September the twenty ninth, 2014. An event took place on 29th September, 2014. An event took place on September 29th, 2014. An event took place on 29 September, 2014. An event took place on September 29, 2014. An event took place ...


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Though often used interchangeably, there are subtle differences in meaning between "over" and "during." You might also consider using "throughout." Something that happened at a specific time will generally be described with "during." E.g.: "During the last decade, scientists discovered life on Mars." Both "during" and "over" can be used for something ...



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