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If I want to ask how long an event/activity lasts, can I ask "what is the time period of this event/activity?"

Is there any other ways of phrasing this?

Also I'm confused between the time period and the period of time. If I want to refer to something happened in the middle of an event/activity, should I say "during the period of time of this event" or "during the time period of this event" or just simply "during this event"?

Thank you

  • Definitely "during this event" is preferable to the other 2 choices you mention. – Lorel C. Mar 28 at 2:44
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"How long does this last?" will be very helpful. You can also replace "this" with the type of event.

How long does the concert last?

How long does the tour last?

"How long does this take?" is another option.

  • what about the differences between the time period and the period of time? – Joji Mar 29 at 1:03
  • @Joji Lorel C. gave you a good answer for that in her comment to your post. – Don B. Mar 29 at 1:05
  • I mean, is there a difference between the time period and the period of time? – Joji Mar 29 at 1:10
  • As far as the basic meaning of the phrases, no. – Don B. Mar 29 at 1:17

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