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  1. Jiovanni5

    a while


    Thanks a lot for the reply but can I say I haven't heard from you ' for a while' instead?

    would it be correct- because I mean to say that I haven't heard from him for sometime not for a long time.

    Thanks a lot


    "quite" means, really, very; e.g., It's quite cold outside, today; Her hair is quite long; They can be quite lazy.

    "quite a while" means, (for) a long time; e.g., I haven't seen them in quite a while; She's been reading for quite a while.

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: a while

    "for a while" works, yes, and "for quite a while" expresses a longer period.


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