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    Default THE in time phrase

    What is the different between FOR 3 MONTHS and FOR THE 3 MONTHS ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vthanhtrung View Post
    What is the different between FOR 3 MONTHS and FOR THE 3 MONTHS ?
    -Normally you would say FOR 3 MONTHS e.g. I went to South Africa for three months last year.

    - With a relative clause, you would use FOR THE 3 MONTHS in the main clause e.g. For the three months it took me to learn how to teach English, I rented a room near Bayswater. (I've underlined the relative clause.)

    There may be other instances but I can't think of any offhand.

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    Default Re: THE in time phrase

    I would say . . .

    “For three months” - can mean any 3 months

    “For the three months” – alluding to a specific three-month period.


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