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    preposition: for? during?

    Dear all,

    I saw the following sentence in a textbook.

    What did you do for the winter vacation?


    "What did you do during the winter vacation?" is more familiar to me.

    "For" is also fine?

    Thank you

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    Re: preposition: for? during?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    I saw the following sentence in a textbook.

    What did you do for the winter vacation?


    "What did you do during the winter vacation?" is more familiar to me.

    "For" is also fine?

    Thank you

    OP
    "For" is OK and for me it flows a little better than "during".

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