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    jhaela Guest

    in & for - preposition of duration

    I would like to know whether the sentence "I studied Chinese in one month" is correct. If yes, what's the difference then if compared to "I studied Chinese for one month"?

    Kindly compare:
    I learnt English in 3 months.
    I learnt English for 3 months.

    thanx!!

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    Re: in & for - preposition of duration

    If you say that you learned English in one month, then you learned the whole language during that time, but if you say you learned it for a month, then you are just describing the length of time spent studying, without any implication of how much you learned.

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