- I donīt really understand the words lifelong and long-term well, especially long-term.
For example, when I say sb is a lifelong friend, do I mean :
a) This person has always been my friends, all through my life ?
b) This person will always be my friend?
(In other word, does it concert past, future or both?)
- What about long-term? I only found examples such as "long-term effects, employment", but I canīt make up sentences. Can you give me at least three different examples?
Someone who is a lifelong friend has been your friend all your life.
Long-term is a relative term, but it generally implies a duration of time measured in years.
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Originally Posted by RonBee
And when I say: "I hope he is a lifelong husband"? Does it mean that I want to remain married to him all my life?
- Could you please give me some examples of long-term?
I don't think you can say lifelong husband. It's not possible to have been married to someone for your whole life.
Originally Posted by apparrode
- He made a long-term commitment. He signed a ten-year contract.
That's all I can think of right now. A Google search would probably yield quite a few examples.
lifelong means "lasting the whole of a lifetime"
long-term refers to "the period of time continuing from now long into the future" :)
That is true.
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