Grammar Patterns

N between pl-n

The 'interval' group

These nouns refer to the period of time between two events or times, or between something stopping and starting again.
He is now in such demand that he doesn't even have a break between films like he used to.
New air traffic control technology can reduce the interval between flights to under a minute.
With most of these nouns, the preposition between is sometimes followed by two '-ing' clauses joined by and.
There is generally a time lag between becoming incapacitated and being able to claim on the insurance.
  • break
  • delay
  • interval
  • lull
  • pause
  • time lag
  • time lapse
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