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what is the meaning of the 'for'?

 
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happyyhousee



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: what is the meaning of the 'for'? Reply with quote

Hi, everybody:

I have seen the sentence below in a book of English grammar:

'I am here for six weeks.'

What is the meaning of the 'for'?

There are two explanations below:

1. a duration that 'I' want, plan, etc.

2. a duration


Which explanation above is correct?


Thanks a lot in advance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sentence could also be read like this:

'I am here for a duration of six weeks.'

The words 'a duration' are implied by the word 'for', in this instance.

Hope that helps!
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