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    Default "I love you for 2 years."

    "I love you for a long time."

    "I love you for 2 years."

    Are those correct? I think we need to change the verb tense but I am not sure if it is acceptable or correct. What do you teachers think about it? Thank you so much as usual.

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    Default Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    "I love you for a long time."

    "I love you for 2 years."

    Are those correct? I think we need to change the verb tense but I am not sure if it is acceptable or correct. What do you teachers think about it? Thank you so much as usual.
    No. You need either past or present/past perfect.

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    Default Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Or use a future form.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Yes, structurally possible, of course, but semantically rather improbable (one is hardly likely to set a time limit on future love!)

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    Default Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    "I love you for a long time."

    "I love you for 2 years."

    Are those correct? I think we need to change the verb tense but I am not sure if it is acceptable or correct. What do you teachers think about it? Thank you so much as usual.

    "I've loved you for a long time" - Past tense

    "I will love you for a long time" - Present tense

    "I've loved you for two years" - Past tense
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    "I've loved you for a long time" - Past tense present perfect

    "I will love you for a long time" - Present tensea modal form, sometimes called the future tense.

    "I've loved you for two years" - Past tense present perfect
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    Default Re: "I love you for 2 years."

    HanibalII, please resume stating that you are not a teacher...yet.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
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    hmm. I shall have to look that up.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    HanibalII, please resume stating that you are not a teacher...yet.

    Thank you.
    It still states that clearly in hanibalII's signature line.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It still states that clearly in hanibalII's signature line.
    But students reading our replies don't go to the trouble of perusing our profiles.

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