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Which of the following should I say

At any time range, report A has a higher total than report B.

In any time range, report A has a higher total than report B.

Within any time range, report A has a higher total than report B.

Also should I say time range or time frame in this case? Thank you very much.

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  • Can you provide additional context? Not only could any of these be valid, but I could also see for any time range, on any time range, with any time range, through any time range, etc.
    – choster
    Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 16:32
  • @choster that's the entire statement. Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 16:55

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'At' should be used with singular times; not with ranges, which have two ends. 'Within' adds some nuance to 'in' that reinforces the notion of range. A range of time is commonly a '[time] period'.

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Of the three examples you've listed,

"Within any time range, report A has a higher total than report B,"

sounds the most natural to me. Either "time range" or "time frame" is acceptable; "time frame" is more familiar, but "time range" sounds more scientific. In both cases, these are just my personal preferences.

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