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    Default look for something (for)

    Do I need "for" in front of the time adverbial in the sentence below?

    I was looking for my pen (for) about five minutes.

    I think it sounds more natural with "for" but is it acceptable without it?
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    Default Re: look for something (for)

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Do I need "for" in front of the time adverbial in the sentence below?

    I was looking for my pen (for) about five minutes.

    I think it sounds more natural with "for" but is it acceptable without it?
    No, it's not acceptable without "for".

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