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  1. #1

    it is for

    Hello, I'm learning English in Japan.

    By the way, I'd like to know the meaning of "it is for" at the end of the followimng sentences.

    Have you successfully secured any funding from other sources since Hillingdon Community Trust approved this grant?
    If yes, please tell us which organisation, the purpose of the grant, the total amount and the length of time it is for.


    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: it is for

    It is for = the period covered by the grant

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    Re: it is for

    Thank you very much.

    >It is for = the period covered by the grant

    So, regarding "the length of time it is for,"
    Can I understood as follows?

    the period = the length of time

    and
    1. it = the period ?
    2. it = the grant ?

    3. it is for = the period is for the grant ?
    4. it is for = the grant is for the period ?

    These are very difficult for me, but would you please kindly explain to me?

    Thank you very much.

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    #4

    Re: it is for

    it= the grant
    for = (together with 'how long') the time period

    => it is for = the grant is for the period

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    Re: it is for

    Thank you very much.

    So, in this case,

    "for" means "time or distance," like
    I walk for five hours, or I walk for five miles.

    Is my understanding correct?

    Thank you very much.

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    #6

    Re: it is for

    Yes, and in this particular case, the phrase 'length of time' tells us exactly what it is.

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