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I can understand why you find this a bit confusing, different prepositions are used for time as the time period becomes shorter and more precise. With periods longer than a day the preposition used is "in". For instance: "In the 21st century", "In 2020", "in September 2020", "in the first week of September 2020&...


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To answer the title question: no (except colloquially in a particular British dialect, as someone pointed out in another post). The problem with using "In the mid-1990s" or "In the middle of the 1990s", as previously suggested, is that "1900s" is itself ambiguous, meaning either "1900–1999" or "1900-1909". It ...


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Americans do not use “in the mid of” or “the mid of.” An American writing teacher would grade one down for using either because they are incorrect for Standard American English. Although many Americans do not write or say “in the midst of,” it is a correct phrase, but not for a time period, such as “the mid-1990s.” Instead one might write or say something ...


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