from autumn of 1988 to January 1989

westwind

Senior Member
Chinese
In January 1971 and from autumn of 1988 to January 1989, the Luoyang Municipal Museum and the former Archaeological Team of Luoyang respectively conducted survey and excavation at the site of Hanjia City and the granary within it. (self-made)

The Chinese would say from a season to a month, as that in this sentence. I'd like to know if native speakers of English would say so. Thank you.
 
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I think we (BE speakers at least) would be more likely to define such a period from a month to a month. Especially in a sentence like this, in which you have previously mentioned a month. I think we would say, for instance, 'In January 1971 and from October 1988 to January 1989, the Luoyang Municipal Museum . . . '

    That's not to say that your sentence is necessarily wrong, or that it wouldn't be understood.
     
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