Dear teachers.
1. It was ten years that Mrs. Pike started her teaching career in our school.
I will say in another way:
2. Mrs. Pike has been teaching in our school for 10 years.
Is it the same meaning as (1)?
I will add the phrase "at the end of this month "to the sentence (1), does the sentence change like this:
3. It was ten years at the end of this month that Mrs. Pike started her teaching career in our school.
4. Mrs. Pike will have taught in our school for 10 years by the end of this month.
Thanks.
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Jerry's correction for the first sentence is fine

Sentence 2 means the same as sentence 1.

You could also say, "Mrs. Pike has been teaching in our school since ten years ago."

If you put "at the end of xxx month," the sentences would have to be these:

3: It was ten years ago at the end of last month that Mrs. Pike started her teaching career in our school.

OR

It was ten years ago at the end of last month when Mrs. Pike started her teaching career at our school.

OR

It will be ten years at the end of this month since Mrs. Pike started her teaching career in our school.

Sentence 4 is fine.

Rachel

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