how long is a "time span"?


Senior Member
Hi all,

I want to talk about two different 6-day periods (I mean specific dates: "from the 12th to the 17th of May" and "from the 8th to the 13th of june") and I want to ask the people I'm addressing which of the two is more convenient for them.

Can I ask:
"Which of the two time spans do you prefer" ??

Or is it that we only use "time span" for long periods such decades and centuries?? If that's the case, then what alternatives do I have?
  • Old Novice

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    'Dates' sounds the most natural, however you could say 'time frames'.
    This is a good suggestion. I initially said you could use "time spans", but if you were actually speaking and wanted to use the word "time" with another word, "frames" would typically be that word, in this context.

    That said, you could also just say, "times."
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