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    R&R Guest

    Question Preposition

    Hi all,

    Please advise & explain whether appropriate prepositions being used correctly for the following sentences:

    1 a) Our pet dog has been missing for the past three days.
    1 b) Our pet dog has been missing since the past three days.

    2 a) Aminah has been absent for the last two days.
    2 b) Aminah has been absent since the last two days.

    Appreciate your assistance. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by R&R View Post
    Hi all,

    Please advise & explain whether appropriate prepositions being used correctly for the following sentences:

    1 a) Our pet dog has been missing for the past three days. (correct)
    1 b) Our pet dog has been missing since the past three days. (incorrect)

    2 a) Aminah has been absent for the last two days. (correct)
    2 b) Aminah has been absent since the last two days. (incorrect)

    Appreciate your assistance. Thank you.
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