at the turn of the 20th and the 21th century

Zsuzsu

Senior Member
Hungarian
Hi all,

I would like to paraphrase the following sentence because it seems a bit clumsy to me:

The primary goal of our work is to present the change that took place at the end of the twentieth century and beginning of the twenty-first century.

I've thought of a solution:

The primary goal of our work is to present the change that took place
at the turn of the twentieth and the twenty-first century/ies.


What do you think of my solution? Is it acceptable or shall I improve it somehow? And should I write century or centuries?

Thanks a lot!
 
  • JCEst

    Senior Member
    English -Ireland
    I think the first implies one century (1999-2001) where as your version would imply (1899-1901 & 1999-2001).
     
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