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    Last+for?

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    Could anyone please tell me if "last" should always be followed with "for"? I've seen exceptions in sentences like, 'the meeting lasted 2 hours', 'exam will last 2hours'. Thanks

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    Re: Last+for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,

    Could anyone please tell me if "last" should always be followed with "for"? I've seen exceptions in sentences like, 'the meeting lasted 2 hours', 'exam will last 2hours'. Thanks
    "last" can be followed by many words and phrases.
    The meaning will last (until)(as long as)(only)(about)(at least)(longer than)(no more than)...
    There must be many more examples. Can you think of any more examples?

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    Question Re: Last+for?

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    "last" can be followed by many words and phrases.
    The meaning will last (until)(as long as)(only)(about)(at least)(longer than)(no more than)...
    There must be many more examples. Can you think of any more examples?

    Thanks. Does it mean it's arbitrary to bring "for" after "last"? Has "...lasted 3 hours." got the same meaning as "...lasted for 3 hours."?

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    Re: Last+for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. Does it mean it's arbitrary to bring "for" after "last"? Has "...lasted 3 hours." got the same meaning as "...lasted for 3 hours."?
    Yes, you don't need "for".
    With and without "for", the meaning is the same.

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