Between vs. From

Some grammatical errors are quite common in academic writing. One such common error is the use of “between” and “to” in the same sentence (e.g., “between a to b”). This is a very common error that needs to be avoided when drafting manuscripts or writing grant proposals. The word “between” should always be used with the conjunction “and.” However, if we replace “between” with “from,” then “and” can be safely replaced with “to.” The example shared below will make it clear.

Incorrect: The experiment was conducted between 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Correct: The experiment was conducted between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Correct: The experiment was conducted from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.


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