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"a decade" vs "a decade ago"

Both 'a decade ago' and 'a decade' are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'A decade ago' refers to a specific point in time ten years in the past, while 'a decade' simply refers to a period of ten years.

Last Updated: March 27, 2024

a decade

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to refer to a period of ten years.

Use 'a decade' when you want to talk about a span of ten years without specifying a particular point in time.

Examples:

  • He spent a decade traveling the world.
  • The project will take a decade to complete.

a decade ago

This phrase is correct and commonly used in English to refer to a specific point in time ten years in the past.

Use 'a decade ago' when you want to specify that something happened or existed ten years before the present moment.

Examples:

  • A decade ago, I was still in high school.
  • The company was founded a decade ago.

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