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    Rolandinho is offline Newbie
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    Difference between for long time, for a long time?

    Hi,
    I Would like to know what is the difference between for long time and for a long time?

    Thank you!

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    NorwichEnglish is offline Newbie
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    Re: Difference between for long time, for a long time?

    for long time is incorrect English (but a common mistake by foreign speakers)
    for a long time is correct English.

    If it was spoken, it's possible that the speaker spoke very quickly, making the 'a' difficult to hear.

    Hope that helps.
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    Martin

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