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    #1

    during/for

    Hello,

    Could anyone please tell me if the second sentence sounds fine:

    I'll be on holiday for two weeks.
    I'll be on holiday during two weeks.

    These prepositions have the same translation in my language, so it's somewhat confusing.

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: during/for

    the second sentence is not correct.
    use during with adverbs such as the war/ the day/ the 1990īs...
    use for when saying how many hours/days/years etc..

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    #3

    Re: during/for

    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    the second sentence is not correct.
    use during with adverbs such as the war/ the day/ the 1990īs...
    use for when saying how many hours/days/years etc..
    Avalon, please use capital letters where appropriate.

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    #4

    Re: during/for

    As a general principle, can we use the normal conventions for writing? It is a language forum.

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