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    Unhappy during/for

    Hello,

    Sometimes I find it hard to see the difference between FOR and DURING.

    For example: Last week , I was sick during/for 3 days. Can we use both?

    Thank you

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    Re: during/for

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    Sometimes I find it hard to see the difference between FOR and DURING.

    For example: Last week , I was sick during/for 3 days. Can we use both?

    Thank you
    In this sentence, you need "for".

    Last week, I was sick for (a period that lasted) 3 days.

    You use during to describe something that happened at some point between 2 other points. For instance:

    During May, I was sick three times.

    So on three occasions, between May 1st and May 31st, I was sick.

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