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    for how long vs. how long ... for

    Is there any difference in meaning between three two questions?

    Did he say how long he's going to stay?
    Did he say for how long he's going to stay?
    Did he say how long he's going to stay for?


    I know that some people are of the opinion that you shouldn't use a preposition at the end as in the sentence above, but let's ignore that since that's not what I'm trying to find out here.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: for how long vs. how long ... for

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Is there any difference in meaning between three two questions?

    Did he say how long he's going to stay?
    Did he say for how long he's going to stay?
    Did he say how long he's going to stay for?


    I know that some people are of the opinion that you shouldn't use a preposition at the end as in the sentence above, but let's ignore that since that's not what I'm trying to find out here.
    There is no difference in meaning.

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