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I am trying to write a sentence saying that some conversation happened at a conference "in/on" May 1--6. I am having a hard time choosing the correct preposition. On one hand, it is a more or less small period of time to resemble "on May 1". On the other hand, it is a little "spread around" so that it resembles "in May". Any advice?

  • Considering a date range, I would think it was more a choice of either "within/between" than "in/on" Jun 11, 2020 at 14:25
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    I wouldn't use a preposition at all (I'll see you May 1–6), which seems the most natural to me. Or, if you have to use a preposition, since May 1–6 is read as May 1 to 6, I would use from, which translates to I'll see you from May 1 to 6. In short, I would use neither of the proposed prepositions. Jun 12, 2020 at 1:17
  • @JasonBassford Thank you for your answer!
    – mathreader
    Jun 12, 2020 at 11:14


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