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three questions about 'for' and 'Present Simple'

 
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happyyhousee



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: three questions about 'for' and 'Present Simple' Reply with quote

Hi, everybody:


1.

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

'I am here for six weeks.'

Some people say the 'for' in the sentence means the time of the continuation of the 'am', but I feel puzzled.

If I came here two weeks ago, and I am here right now, and I will be here for four weeks, then I can say 'I am here for six weeks'.

In the situation above, the 'two weeks' was the past and the 'four weeks' is the future, why can I use the Present Simple Tense to say 'I am here for six weeks'?

I think I must say 'I was, am and will be here for six weeks.'

So, which sentence below is right?

1.1. 'I am here for six weeks.'

1.2. 'I was, am and will be here for six weeks.'


2.

which sentence below is right?

2.1. From yesterday to tomorrow, I am here.

2.2. From yesterday to tomorrow, I was, am and will be here.


3.

If today is October 20, then

which sentence below is right?

3.1. From October 18 to October 22, I am here.

3.2. From October 18 to October 22, I was, am and will be here.



Thanks a lot in advance.
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Zehra



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,everybody Smile
My name is Zehra. I am from Azerbaijan, Baku city.
My answers are as belows:
1.1. I am here for six weeks
2.1. From yesterday to tomorrow I am here
3.1. From October 18 to October 22, I am here
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