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    #1

    Take 24 hours For

    I have some question about "take... for" pattern:

    1 "It usually takes 24 hours for an email reply (to come)."
    2 "It usually takes 12 months for a remodeling project (to finish)."

    Is the part in parenthesis necessary?
    Last edited by whitty; 11-Apr-2014 at 02:15.

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    #2

    Re: Take 24 hours For

    I would say that they're not necessary.

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    #3

    Re: Take 24 hours For

    whitty, don't create the same thread twice.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: Take 24 hours For

    Thread closed. Duplicate.

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