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My cellphone has been used for 6 years.
Is the preposition "for" used correctly?
Is there any particular reason for using the passive? I've had/used my cellphone for 6 years sounds more natural to me.
I think the fact that you're choosing to use the passive sort of implies [that is, it's not a direct implication but it suggests a possible 'back story'] that there has been more than one owner - for example, my son had it for 3 years and then gave it to me when he upgraded.
I'm with Bob on this one. If you said "My cellphone has been used for 6 years", I would assume that either someone else (or several people) had used it for 6 years before you bought it, or that it was 6 years old and had had more than one owner. If you bought it new and have owned it for 6 years, then it's far more natural to say "I've been using my cellphone for 6 years".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
That would be the reason I asked about.