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  1. Mhd shaher's Avatar
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    #1

    What does this (for) mean here?

    Hi..
    What does this preposition mean?: is it for now, or past

    No peace deal for many years.

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    Re: What does this (for) mean here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    Hi..
    What does this preposition mean?: is it for now, or past

    No peace deal for many years.
    There have'nt been any peace deal for past many years.
    (talk about the past till today)


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    Re: What does this (for) mean here?

    No peace deal for many years.

    This is not a complete sentence. The word "for" is only a preposition indicating a length of time. The preposition "for", in this case, does not give you information about the past or future. The phrase would have to be preceded by something like:
    There had been (No peace deal for many years.) indicating the past. Or: There will be (No peace deal for many years.) indicating the future.

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    Re: What does this (for) mean here?

    It means since, in the past, and throughout, in the future. Approximately.

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