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    #1

    for the time being

    Is for the time being used in the following sentence properly?

    Jack’s living in Manchester for the time being.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: for the time being

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Is "for the time being" used properly in the following sentence properly?

    Jack’s living in Manchester for the time being.
    Yes, that's fine.

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    #3

    Re: for the time being

    That is, if by "properly" you mean for it to mean "as a temporary situation."

    I assume you do, but sometimes it's best not to assume.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: for the time being

    Thank you, Barb_D, that's exactly what I mean.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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