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    #1

    during and for

    Hello!
    I'd like to ask you a question. Can I use 'for' in this particular situation:

    1) I've been busy for the day.
    2) During the day I was working.

    I know, that we use 'for' with a period to say how long something goes on and also I know that we use 'during'
    to say when something happens.

    So can I use 'for' here to show that i was busy for some time (here it's 1 day) ?

    Best regards, Mike

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    #2

    Re: during and for

    Quote Originally Posted by monnzz View Post
    Hello!
    I'd like to ask you a question. Can I use 'for' in this particular situation:

    1) I've been busy for the day.
    2) During the day I was working.

    I know, that we use 'for' with a period to say how long something goes on and also I know that we use 'during'
    to say when something happens.

    So can I use 'for' here to show that i was busy for some time (here it's 1 day) ?

    Best regards, Mike
    You could say "I was busy for a/one day".

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    #3

    Re: during and for

    Thanks:)

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    Re: during and for

    Quote Originally Posted by monnzz View Post
    Thanks:)
    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

    Additionally, please don't use :) instead of a full stop.

    If you want to insert a smiley click the
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    Rover

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