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    some time/ a while

    For example, if someone asks me "Are you still doing ..."

    My reply:

    1) I have stopped for some time.

    2) I have stopped a while.

    Are 1 and 2 both correct?
    Do 1 and 2 mean the same thing?

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    Re: some time/ a while

    Number 2 should be "stopped for a while". It is difficult to quantify these expressions, but "for some time" is usually longer than "for a while".

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    Re: some time/ a while

    If you have stopped for a while, the implication is that it is a temporary pause before you continue.

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