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    how long are you here for?

    "How long are you here for?" I would understand it as "How long are you going to stay here for?"

    The reason I'm asking is that I heard it in a slightly different situation. A young doctor is working at a small clinic in Latin America. It's been about a month since she's been on the staff. A patient comes over to ask "How long are you here for?" "Not too long. About a month or so." Did she mean "How long have you been wroking here for?"

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    Re: how long are you here for?

    Do we really need "for" in those sentences?

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    Re: how long are you here for?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "How long are you here for?" I would understand it as "How long are you going to stay here for?"
    That is correct. Your doctor was half way through her stay.

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    Re: how long are you here for?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That is correct. Your doctor was half way through her stay.
    It's not "How long have you been here already?"?

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    Re: how long are you here for?

    That's a totally different question, as you well know, Ostap.

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