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    for the summer // during the summer

    Hello.

    "My friends and I went rock climbing during the summer and..."
    "After we moved to Toronto, we went there for the summer."


    1. go somewhere for the summer
    2. go somewhere during the summer


    Could you tell me what's difference between #1 and #2?

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    < for >
    -- used to indicate an amount of time or space
    - We're staying there for the summer.

    Ontario Golf
    What’s the nicest course you’ve seen?
    I went to Pinehurst a few months ago. They have this great jazz series there. In Russia and Israel, golf is not that prominent. I didn’t even know it existed. The first time I even saw a golf course was in Mont Tremblant. After we moved to Toronto, we went there for the summer. I looked across the course there and my first thought was, “What is this huge deforested area?”

    during - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    < during >
    from the beginning to the end of a period of time:
    - During the summer she worked as a lifeguard.

    Rock Climbing
    My friends and I went rock climbing during the summer and it was the highlight of the entire summer for me. At the start, I thought to myself, what's the big deal about climbing a bunch of rocks. I never realized that it could turn out to be such a satisfying experience.

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    This thread is confusing to me.


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    Re: for the summer // during the summer

    I am going somewhere for the summer.
    'for the summer' indicates a period time of the summer through which your staying somewhere extends. It maybe the whole period or only just a certain part of it. You are going somewhere for your summer vacations.

    I am going somewhere in/during the summer.

    Here, the difference is that with 'in', no duration is suggested. On the other hand, 'during' suggests duration, but it does so unspecifically.

    Basically, the three sentences mean the same thing:
    You are going somewhere for your summer vacations.

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    Re: for the summer // during the summer

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    "My friends and I went rock climbing during the summer and..."
    "After we moved to Toronto, we went there for the summer."


    1. go somewhere for the summer
    2. go somewhere during the summer


    Could you tell me what's difference between #1 and #2?

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    < for >
    -- used to indicate an amount of time or space
    - We're staying there for the summer.

    Ontario Golf
    What’s the nicest course you’ve seen?
    I went to Pinehurst a few months ago. They have this great jazz series there. In Russia and Israel, golf is not that prominent. I didn’t even know it existed. The first time I even saw a golf course was in Mont Tremblant. After we moved to Toronto, we went there for the summer. I looked across the course there and my first thought was, “What is this huge deforested area?”

    during - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    < during >
    from the beginning to the end of a period of time:
    - During the summer she worked as a lifeguard.

    Rock Climbing
    My friends and I went rock climbing during the summer and it was the highlight of the entire summer for me. At the start, I thought to myself, what's the big deal about climbing a bunch of rocks. I never realized that it could turn out to be such a satisfying experience.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/intermediate/1530-during.html
    This thread is confusing to me.
    To go somewhere for the summer suggests going for the whole summer.
    To go somewhere during the summer suggest going for an unspecified part of the summer.

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