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    I've been looking for for a long time

    I finally found the address of my former teacher that I've been looking for for a long time. I hope she still lives there.

    In the above sentence, is it correct to say "looking for for a long time"?
    There are two "for"s and I'm not sure if it's correct, although I think they are both necessary because they are "looking for" and "for a long time".

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    Re: I've been looking for for a long time

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I finally found the address of my former teacher that I've been looking for for a long time. I hope she still lives there.

    In the above sentence, is it correct to say "looking for for a long time"?
    There are two "for"s and I'm not sure if it's correct, although I think they are both necessary because they are "looking for" and "for a long time".
    It's fine.

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    Re: I've been looking for for a long time

    You could rewrite it to avoid having them so close together:
    I finally found the address of my former teacher. I'd been been looking for it for a long time.

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