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    #1

    I won't stay here above 10 days.

    Does it sound good and natural? I'm not sure about "above".

    I'd say "I won't stay here more than 10 days"

    Thanks.
    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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    #2

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    I am not a teacher.

    I wouldn't use "above".

    I'd say, "I won't stay here for more than 10 days."

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    #3

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    For me, "I won't stay here more than 10 days" is acceptable. The "for" is optional.

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    #4

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    You can also say "I won't stay here over ten days". It's not as common or natural though. We tend to use "over" more in the past tense when referring to time. "I've been here over five hours and no-one's even spoken to me yet". "The volcano has been rumbling for over a week."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can also say "I won't stay here over ten days". It's not as common or natural though. We tend to use "over" more in the past tense when referring to time. "I've been here over five hours and no-one's even spoken to me yet". "The volcano has been rumbling for over a week."
    Refer to#3.

    Can I write "The volcano has been rumbling over a week"?

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    #6

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    It sounds a little strange without for to me- it doesn't sound wrong, but I would not say it. (BrE speaker)

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    #7

    Re: I won't stay here above 10 days.

    I would use "for" but it is OK without it for me.

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