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    In or For

    Greetings, Sir/Mdm

    Are the prepositions "in" and "for" in the following sentences interchangeable? Is there any difference in their respective meanings?

    1) The children looked like they have not eaten IN days.
    2) The children looked like they have not eaten FOR days.

    Thank you for teaching me :)

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    Re: In or For

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Greetings, Sir/Mdm Unneccessary, and 'Mdm' is an unacceptable abbreviation.

    Are the prepositions "in" and "for" in the following sentences interchangeable? Is there any difference in their respective meanings?

    1) The children looked like they had not eaten IN days.
    2) The children looked like they had not eaten FOR days.

    Thank you for teaching me. :)
    There's no difference.

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    Re: In or For

    Why is the use of "have not" incorrect?

    Thank you!

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    Re: In or For

    After 'looked like' you need 'had'.

    It would be correct to say 'The children look like they have not eaten for days.'

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    Re: In or For

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's no difference.
    Not reall, but I think I would not use in days in more formal contexts.

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