That is just the dilemma. If you say time, people measure it in minutes, hours or days. If you say duration you cannot measure it. You just enjoy that existential flowing of “time”. The difference is essential. Just for yourself, you can check some tasks go to fast for your taste, others too slow, and yet the action that feels too slow is only five minutes (waiting for your partner at the bus stop) and yet still for you the other action that seems to go too fast is two or three hours long, like a long feature or a concert. That’s what duration is

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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