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    Exclamation for vs in/after

    Hello there.


    In this sentence, "for" should be "in" or "after", am I correct?


    They finished the work for a week.

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    Re: for vs in/after

    Quote Originally Posted by gchman View Post
    Hello there.


    In this sentence, "for" should be "in" or "after", am I correct?


    They finished the work for a week.
    You'd usually find this as............

    They finished work for a week.

    ...... and this is fine.

    What it means is that they stopped working for a week, that is, they took a week's holiday.

    They could have said , "They finished the work in a week" if they meant it took them a week to do it. They could also say, " The work was finished after a week" to mean the same.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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