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    lived in Arles until May 1889, fifteen months

    Is it possible to say "live fifteen moths" without "for" before a term? I think you can either use "for" or not.

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    ex)Van Gogh lived in Arles until May 1889, fifteen months during which he produced approximately two hundred paintings, a hundred drawings...

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    Re: lived in Arles until May 1889, fifteen months

    It's possible, but not in the way you ask here.
    If you need to use "for", my opinion is that the following is is more natural:

    Van Gogh lived in Arles until May 1889. For fifteen months he produced approximately two hundred paintings, a hundred drawings...

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    Van Gogh lived in Arles until May 1889. For the previous fifteen months he produced approximately two hundred paintings, a hundred drawings...

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    Re: lived in Arles until May 1889, fifteen months

    You culd say: Van Gogh lived in Arles from March 1888 until May 1889, fifteen months during which he produced approximately two hundred paintings, a hundred drawings...
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 12-May-2012 at 09:37. Reason: Remove typo

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