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Rule "semester/trimester"

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Description: semester/trimester
Message: In English, 'trimester' is used in medicine to refer to any of the three periods of approximately three months into which pregnancy is divided. It is rarely used to refer to three-month periods in other contexts. Alternatives: quarter, three months, three-month \1.
Category: Misused terms in EU publications (Gardner) (ID: MISUSED_TERMS_EU_PUBLICATIONS)
Link: https://euenglish.webs.com/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • … were given during 2011 and in the first trimester of 2012.
    Correction suggestion: quarter, three months, three-month period
  • The course duration is four trimesters.
    Correction suggestion: quarter, three months, three-month periods
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • … were given during 2011 and in the first quarter of 2012.
  • … were given during 2011 and in the first three months of 2012.
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ID: EUPUB_SEMESTER_TRIMESTER [2]
Version: 4.8-SNAPSHOT (2019-12-10 21:33)