I'm working on a sentence (example below). It doesn't quite feel right:
I tried to count the number of cars driven during 1980-1990.
Specifically, the issue here is about usage of the preposition 'during' with the time period '1980-1990'. I'm not so sure how to treat that period as a grammatical object.
I've considered some alternatives:
I tried to count the number of cars driven throughout 1980-1990.
(Doesn't sound good.)
I tried to count the number of cars driven between 1980 and 1990.
(Ambiguous due to not specifying that the range of years is inclusive.)
Any suggestions on how I should do this?