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    For/ During

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    For/ During
    Message from jandark posted on 02-02-2013 at 20:28:33 (D | E | F)
    Hello ,

    I would like an explanation about a sentence ,please.
    It is : Mother will come and see you for a few minutes.
    Why can't I use the word “during” instead of "for"?
    Thank you for your answers.

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    Edited by lucile83 on 02-02-2013 20:48


    Re: For/ During from sherry48, posted on 02-02-2013 at 21:37:11 (D | E)
    Hello.
    During a few minutes is incorrect.
    For is used to tell how long.
    During is followed by a noun that indicates a period of time.
    During the week, during dinnertime, during the morning.
    I hope you get the idea.
    Sherry



    Re: For/ During from gerondif, posted on 02-02-2013 at 23:27:13 (D | E)
    Hello,
    to harp on Sherry's explaining:

    "I was ill for an hour during the trip"

    When were you ill ?
    During the trip !

    How long for?
    For an hour !



    Re: For/ During from gmaxlyco, posted on 18-02-2013 at 21:20:29 (D | E)
    Thank you from me too!

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    Edited by lucile83 on 18-02-2013 21:38



    Re: For/ During from tjaturpras, posted on 22-02-2013 at 11:28:35 (D | E)


    Thanks for your attention....




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