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    A question about 'over 2 years'

    Hi, teachers.
    I would like a question about 'over 2 years'.
    Could you see two sentences below.
    Does 'over 2 years' sound fine in these sentences
    and does it mean ' for 2 years' or 'more than 2 years' ?

    I look forward to your opinions.
    Thank you.

    Jenny Kim travelled across Asia over 2 years.
    The researchers worked on developing a medication for depression over 2 years.

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    Re: A question about 'over 2 years'

    No, they don't work as they are. They would be OK with "for over two years".

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    Re: A question about 'over 2 years'

    Quote Originally Posted by sykang97 View Post
    The researchers worked on developing a medication for depression over 2 years.
    It is an unfinished period of time, isnít it? Why not The researchers have worked on developing a medication for depression for over two years, please?


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    Re: A question about 'over 2 years'

    Perhaps the researchers worked on it and then finished it many years ago.

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    Re: A question about 'over 2 years'

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    It is an unfinished period of time, isn’t it?


    No. 'The researchers worked...' tells us it was in the past.

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