time period vs time, period : Common Errors in English

About time period vs time, period

The only kinds of periods meant by people who use this phrase are periods of time, so it’s a redundancy. Simply say “time” or “period.”

time period Meaning(s)

  • (n) an amount of time

time period in News

  1. Watch America's Gun Numbers in Real Time, from Newtown to Now, All Day

    If today, from midnight to midnight, was the time period from Newtown to now, how much violence would have transpired in the time it took you to open this story? This much.        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Atlantic Wire

  2. Report: Over 1,000 IRS workers misused gov't charge cards, agency lenient on discipline

    Those misusing the cards in the time period documented on the report, which includes fiscal years 2010 and 2011, include an executive-level official, a criminal investigator, and multiple employees with security clearances.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Fox News

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