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From below options:
1) I work from 7 to 9
2) I work from 7 and 9

Which is a more proper way & why?

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  • Both may be theoretically valid/grammatical, but you’d have to have a pretty contrived setup to make 2 meaningful. – Jim Jun 15 '17 at 23:06
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    Maybe in 2) you mean "I work between 7 and 9"? – user3169 Jun 16 '17 at 0:55
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In North American English (and at least some other dialects), one would say "I work from 7 to 9" if one meant their working hours were 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (or 7-9 p.m.). One could also say "I work between 7 and 9".

"I work at 7 and 9" implies you work both at 7:00 and 9:00 - perhaps at one time some days of the week, and at the other on other days. It's quite ambiguous. An English speaker is more likely to say "I work Monday to Wednesday at 7, and Thursday and Friday at 9", for example.

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