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What's "time jump" mean and when's it used?


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A "time jump" means that a story isn't followed chronologically and either goes to a point in the past or future. This is usually used with plays, movies, series, and novels and refers to the sequencing of events shown. Ex: The second book had a time jump to 20 years into the future. Ex: I didn't realize it was a time jump! I was wondering why the boy looked younger than before.

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