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My sentence is:

The article presents a comprehensive study of Polish literature of the Positivist and Young Poland period.

Is this sentence correct? When listing two periods together, should I use 'periods' instead of 'period'? For the record: Positivism and Young Poland are names of movements/literary periods in Poland.

I am not a native English speaker and I've been staring at this sentence for so long...

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  • Yes, two ranges of time are two periods. Only a paired time (the period that includes X and Y), or the Roaring and Modern Twenties, would form one period. Nov 25 at 17:32
  • Thank you so much for your quick reply. So this means that the senetence should go: The article presents a comprehensive study of Polish literature of the Positivist and Young Poland periods. If I understand correctly...
    – Katarzyna Suchocka-Pluskota
    Nov 25 at 17:38
  • For readers who are not Polish, this would be easy to read "the Positivist and Young Poland period" as the single name of a single period. Pluralizing periods indicates they are distinct. Nov 25 at 17:43
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    Thank you! I have no more doubts :)
    – Katarzyna Suchocka-Pluskota
    Nov 25 at 17:55
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    – tchrist
    Nov 25 at 17:59
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Literature from the Positivist and Young Poland periods.

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