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    (for) three blocks.

    1. Go three blocks and you can see that store.
    2. Go for three blocks and you can see that store.
    3. Walk straight three blocks and you can see that store.
    4. Walk straight for three blocks and you can see that store.

    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?
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    Re: (for) three blocks.

    Why do you think one of them is unacceptable? Where did you find this test?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (for) three blocks.

    It's not a test question. I just want to know when to use "for." There might be more than one unacceptable question. Perhaps they are all acceptable. I dont' know. I need native speaker's help.
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    Re: (for) three blocks.

    OK, well, I don't find any of them acceptable, mainly due to the use of "can".

    Go three blocks [that way] and you will see/find the shop you're looking for.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: (for) three blocks.

    1. Go three blocks...
    2. Go for three blocks...
    3. Walk straight three blocks...
    4. Walk straight for three blocks...
    How about the acceptability of the above sentences?
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    Re: (for) three blocks.

    They're all grammatically correct. I don't like "walk straight" - that sounds like an instruction you give to someone who is drunk and can't walk in a straight line. Of your four choices, I prefer the first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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