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    #1

    Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?
    Let's consider the following examples:

    I've been waiting for a long time.
    I've been waiting a long time.

    I've lived here for a long time.
    I've lived here a long time.

    I've been here for a long time.
    I've been here a long time.

    Thanks in advance for your replies :)

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    #2

    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    Any teachers/native speakers? :)

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    #4

    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    I agree with Roman.

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    #5

    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    I agree with Roman too. It's fine in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Any teachers/native speakers? :)
    Just below my user name are the words 'Member Info'. It can be quite revealing sometimes. It shows you what the native language of the member is. Why don't you give it a try?

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    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    Just below my user name are the words 'Member Info'. It can be quite revealing sometimes. It shows you what the native language of the member is. Why don't you give it a try?
    Thanks for help and don't feel offended :) From now on I'm going to be more careful and more inquisitive :)

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    Re: Can we omit 'for' before 'a long time'?

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Thanks for your help and don't feel offended. :) From now on I'm going to be more careful and more inquisitive. :)
    Please don't use home-made emoticons to replace standard punctuation.

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