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    about for 10 years.

    Hi,

    1- She has been living in London for about 10 years.
    2- She has been living in London about for 10 years.

    I gather that the first sentence is perfectly OK, but I would like to ask if the second one is OK or not.

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    Re: about for 10 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    1- She has been living for about 10 years.
    2- She has been living about for 10 years.

    I gather that the first sentence is perfectly OK, but I would like to ask if the second one is OK or not.

    Thanks.
    No.

    Even the first is rather unnatural. "She has been living for about ten years" means "She is about ten years old" but it's a very strange way to say it. Did you mean something like "She has been living here​ for about ten years"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: about for 10 years.

    I forgot to write 'in London'. Sorry for that. I have fixed it right now.

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    Re: about for 10 years.

    OK, then the simple answer is that your second construction is incorrect. We say "... for about ten years".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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