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Message from jandark posted on 02-02-2013 at 20:28:33 (D | E | F)
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.
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)
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.
Re: For/ During from gerondif, posted on 02-02-2013 at 23:27:13 (D | E)
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!
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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