Can "times" be used in place of "durations"?

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I feel like in a sentence such as "XYZ was carried out for different durations," the use of "times" in place of "durations" is incorrect. But how do I explain this?

 

Can you give me some dictionary definitions and example to explain this?

Word-choice asked Oct 28 '13 at 03:39 Joyce F Contributor

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There are many online dictionaries that will give the definitions, but think of 'duration' as 'length of time'.

link comment answered Oct 28 '13 at 13:59 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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