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    For how long

    How long have you been here? How long for have you been here? Its both sentences have same meaning or somethings else.

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    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by urmilashahi View Post
    How long have you been here? How long for have you been here? Its both sentences have same meaning or somethings else.
    How long have you been here? is correct.

    I wonder if For how long have you been here? or How long have you been here for? would be OK.

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    what does it means?

    How long have you been here? How long for have you been here? Its both sentences have same meaning or somethings else.

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    Re: is this correct

    The second sentence meaning is how long have you want to stay for coming, Isn't it? I am bit confusion about these sentence always I need to think twice. "For" is always for future or somethings you want. Is this right.

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    Re: what does it means?

    Quote Originally Posted by urmilashahi View Post
    How long have you been here? How long for have you been here? Its both sentences have same meaning or somethings else.
    Your second sentence is wrong. It needs to be, "For how long have you been here?" or "How long have you been here for?"
    They mean the same as your first sentence.

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    Re: is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by shriya View Post
    The second sentence meaning is how long have you want to stay for coming, Isn't it? I am bit confusion about these sentence always I need to think twice. "For" is always for future or somethings you want. Is this right.
    No it isn't.

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    #7

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    ok then how can we write in correct form like the answer would be I would stay here 1 year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shriya View Post
    ok then how can we write in correct form like the answer would be I would stay here 1 year.
    I meant it isn't right that "for" is only used for the future.
    I don't understand your other question.

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    #9

    Re: is this correct

    I am not likely to use "for" in either case.

    Q: How long have you been here?
    A1: I've been here since 1:30, so I guess about two hours now.
    A2: We moved here in 2003, so I've been here for 8 years now.

    Statement: I'm going to move to Boston temporarily.
    Question1: Oh, really? I love Boston. How long will be there [for]? (How long will you stay.)
    Question 2: Oh realy? I love Boston. What are you going there for? (For what purpose are you moving?)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what does it means?

    urmilashahi, you have already posted this question under a different title. Please post questions once only.

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