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    Default In this month? or For this month

    Plz read the below sentence.

    _____ this month only, you will have the opportunity to register for

    an additional 12-month contract at a cost of just $300.

    a. In b. For

    The answer is "For". "In" is awkward in that sentence?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Yes, 'in' is awkward; it means inside this month. 'For this month' means for the duration of this month.

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    My preference is actually no preposition at all.
    This month only, ...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Ya gotta love American English. <I heart AmE>

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Or "During this month only..."

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    i think the answer is 'For this month'

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Ya gotta love American English. <I heart AmE>
    You have, but 'This month only' sounds fine to my half-timbered ears.

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You have, but 'This month only' sounds fine to my half-timbered ears.
    I'm confused: Was 'This month only' even an option? It also works for me, as does its extended form (b) 'For this month only.' The other option, (a) 'In this month only', doesn't work at all for me.

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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    Thank you, all ^^


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    Default Re: In this month? or For this month

    No, it wasn't one of the options listed, but still my preference. I agree that "for" works, and "in" does not. However, the post listed only a and b. If c or d were also choices and one of them was [nothing], that would be my preference -- though it makes it a poor question with two possible correct answers.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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