When I'm trying to say "The class will be held (on, in, during . . . ) 15-20 July, 2014" which preposition is more appropriate ?

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    You can just say, "The class will be held July 15-20, 2013" Jun 26, 2013 at 19:52
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    Kristina's suggestion is good. Or you could spend a few more words and phrases and make it clear that the first class meets on the 15th and the last one meets on the 20th. Don't depend on a preposition to do exposition. Jun 26, 2013 at 20:16

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I would use from, and read the sentence thus: "The class will be held from the fifteenth to the twentieth of July, 2014."

Searching Google Books for various vague strings like "held from 15", "held from July", etc. returns sentences similar to yours from official-looking books and journals, so I would feel comfortable using from.

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    And to avoid any (?) possibility of confusion (See John Lawler's comments), if it's a six day conference, one could add 'inclusive' after 'July'. Jun 26, 2013 at 20:17
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    Do not use from if you actually leave the dash in there. (Which should be an actual en dash and not a hyphen.) If you use from, you must drop the dash and actually substitute the to for it in writing, not just in your head.
    – RegDwigнt
    Jun 26, 2013 at 20:27

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