Is anyone aware of any discussion in linguistics of the possibility of a "range" phrase? As I tentatively conceive of the range phrase, a true range phrase refers to a readily identifiable range, such as a range of numerical value, a range of length or distance or a range of time. Some prototypical examples of what I'm referring to include:
(1) He normally charges [between three and five] dollars. [numerical range]
(2) I normally run [10 to 15] kilometers per day. [numerical range]
(3) The night shift runs [from midnight to 8:00 a.m.] [time range]
(4) The typical adult is [6 inches to 9 inches] long. [length/distance range]
By contrast, I think the range phrase would exclude similar sounding prepositional phrase pairs that refer to two end points but don't necessarily describe a range. For example, the following would not be a range phrase:
(5) He drove from Los Angeles to New York.