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I have a designated period of time or designated time period, however it still says that it is wordiness. What would you use?

See example:

The terrorizing of employees had to occur for a designated time period.
asked Aug 29 '12 at 18:40 Stephanie Bryan New member

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Your sentence is wordy because it uses two words that are considered redundant when used together -- period and time. Because both words can convey the same meaning as the other word, you can omit one.

 

The terrorizing of employees had to occur for a designated time or the terrorizing of employees had to occur for a designated period both carry the same meaning but use fewer words than does the terrorizing of employees had to occur for a designated period of time.

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Aug 29 '12 at 19:45 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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