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    (1) The volcanic eruption is the worst for many years

    (2) The volcanic eruption is the worst in many years

    Which of the above two sentences is correct?
    Last edited by bowiefrisch; 14-Oct-2011 at 18:45. Reason: sorry for the typo in sentence (1)

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    Default Re: "for" or "in"

    the the ?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    the the ?????

    Excuse me, sir, but I do not understand the reply. Thank you.

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    Default Re: "for" or "in"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Excuse me, sir, but I do not understand the reply. Thank you.
    Re-read the first sentence in post #1 again.

    @bowiefrisch. I use only 'for', but 'in' is widely used. Both are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowiefrisch View Post
    (1) The volcanic eruption is the the worst for many years

    (2) The volcanic eruption is the worst in many years

    Which of the above two sentences is correct?

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I believe that most Americans prefer "in."

    (2) I remember how astonished I was when I first read something like this on a

    British news website:

    "This is the first time for three years that The Times has been banned in [a certain

    country]."

    (3) If you are addressing an American audience, I most respectfully suggest that you

    use "in."

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