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I am not sure whether or not we can, for "duration of the time", write just "duration".

Here is the text which I encountered the problem in writing:

The expressions "bosom friends" and "bosom buddy" refer to the closeness of relationship between two or more persons as friends; the expressions do not refer to the time from when such relationship subsisted. I think the crux of the question is not the closeness of the relationship, but the duration of the time during which such relationship subsisted.

Reference: see my comment to the answer of BiscuitBoy to the question entitled "Term or idiom to describe a best friend since your childhood". Link: Term or idiom to describe a best friend since your childhood

My question is: could I have written just "duration" for "duration of the time"?

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  • Your question received one close vote for proof-reading. I don't agree with it, but I think at least you need to include your own research efforts. – user140086 Jul 7 '16 at 7:12
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    You need to link the answer. Nobody will be able to find it. – user140086 Jul 7 '16 at 9:45
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    "the duration of the time from when such relationship subsisted." seems very poorly written to me. In fact the piece as a whole is full of grammatical errors. – Max Williams Jul 7 '16 at 9:45
  • @Mari-LouA. I have edited the question and included the reference therein. – Dinesh Kumar Garg Jul 7 '16 at 9:45
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    You should include the link. And I would say, the length of time... or ...*it depends on how long/old the friendship is...* – Mari-Lou A Jul 7 '16 at 9:56
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Perhaps you can just replace

duration of the time during which such relationship subsisted

with

longevity.

In this context, longevity (as per Merriam-Webster Dictionary) means:

the length of time that something or someone lasts or continues

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