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.

asked Jan 29 '14 at 02:15 AQ New member

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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.

link answered Jan 29 '14 at 04:10 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Thank you very much Patty!

AQJan 29 '14 at 05:17

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