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    most of the time

    Hi teacher,

    Can I say "He is absent for most of the time"?
    I mean I am not sure whether in the above sentense 'for' can be removed?
    I consult the dictionary. It seems that 'for' should be removed.
    But when we say something like 'I will be absent for three days'. I am sure 'for' is necessary.
    Please give me some hints.
    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: most of the time

    Quote Originally Posted by dut_thinker View Post
    Hi teacher,

    Can I say "He is absent for most of the time"?
    I mean I am not sure whether in the above sentence 'for' can be removed?
    I consult the dictionary. It seems that 'for' should be removed.
    But when we say something like 'I will be absent for three days'. I am sure 'for' is necessary.
    Please give me some hints.
    Thank you in advance.
    In the first one "for" is unnecessary, but not wrong. In the second "for" is necessary.

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    Re: most of the time

    Thank you for your reply, bhaisahab.
    I understand now.

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