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  1. B45
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    I haven't had breakfast prepared for me for probably more than 10 years. Can this be

    I haven't had breakfast prepared for me for probably more than 10 years.

    Can this be said and would a native use it?

    What my other alternatives?

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    Re: I haven't had breakfast prepared for me for probably more than 10 years. Can thi

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I haven't had breakfast prepared for me in probably more than ten years. [You could use for, too, but in is a little bit better. To a literalist, for suggests that it can take ten years to make breakfast!]

    Can this be said, and would a native use it? Yes.

    What my other alternatives?
    - It's probably been over ten years since somebody made me breakfast. Oh, boy!
    - This is the first time anyone's made breakfast for me in at least ten years. Yippee!
    - It must be over ten years since anyone has fixed breakfast for me. Yee-ha!

    I'm American. You'll probably get some good British examples, too.

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