a period of time
Could I say "I will request for a period of time to think about it."? When I ran the check, it indicated "a period of" and "time" repeated. Should say "request a time to think about it"? I am so confused. Please help. Thank you.
You don't need the word "for" in this sentence. A period of time can be considered redundant. In your context, the reader (or listener) will be able to infer that the amount of time is just a period, not an infinite amount of time. So there really is no need to say it, though it is a very common phrase. Many people would give some other qualifier before time to add some clarity.
I will request a little time to think about it.
I will request significant time to think about it.
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