I have a question about using the prepositions indicating starting and ending dates.

Which of the following is grammatically correct and why?

  1. I will be away from March 1st to 5th.
  2. I will be away on March 1st to 5th.

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"I will be away from March 1st to 5th." will be correct as you are using a time period that starts from March 1st and ends on another day.

For the second sentence to be correct, it should have been more like, "I will be away on March 1st", implying that you are away only on one day.

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