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    #1

    My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    Is the preposition "for" used correctly?

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    #2

    Re: My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    Is there any particular reason for using the passive? I've had/used my cellphone for 6 years sounds more natural to me.

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    #4

    Re: My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    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.

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    #5

    Re: My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    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.

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    #6

    Re: My cellphone has been used for 6 years.

    That would be the reason I asked about.

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