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Time references

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Time underlies most of what we do: time to work or sleep, leisure and holiday time, all dictate what of what we do and when we do it. Referring to the many types and ranges of time we need to talk about can seem tricky, so here we give you some tips.

Times we reference

Commonly, we mention times of the day, for example, when arranging an appointment or when referring to start and end times of a conference. Dates are also commonly referenced while other time references can include years, centuries and even time frames such as millennia, epochs, eras, ages and other time periods which are all less commonly used in business.

Abstract and less specific times

As well as concrete time references as discussed above, we may wish to refer to less precise or detailed times, even on occasion being deliberately imprecise, by using words such as:

  • about: it's going to last about half a day
  • around: it starts around 10 am I believe
  • generally: here people generally start work earlier in the day
  • a bit: they need a bit longer to finish setting up
  • or so: we'll need a day or so
  • roughly: we're expecting to finish at roughly 7 pm
  • approximately: it takes approximately 3 weeks to complete

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