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    #1

    I used to run

    I used to run for 5 kilometers daily.

    Can we avoid "for" in the above sentence?

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    #2

    Re: I used to run

    You should avoid it. It is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I used to run

    You should omit it. "Avoid" is the wrong word.

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    #4

    Re: I used to run

    Picky, picky.

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    Re: I used to run

    Do you consider the following wrong?
    'for
    6 used to talk about distance:
    We walked for miles.'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/for_1
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    #6

    Re: I used to run

    It is wrong in that sentence.

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    #7

    Re: I used to run

    Do you mean 'for' should be omitted in that sentence?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: I used to run

    Mike, you can't be serious. "We walked for miles" is bad usage?

    (That expression has, in fact, been around for a while.)

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    #9

    Re: I used to run

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    I used to run for 5 kilometers daily.

    Can we avoid "for" in the above sentence?
    You can say "I used to run five kilometers a day." Small numbers are usually written out.
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    #10

    Re: I used to run

    Is it uncommon, unnatural or ungrammatical to use 'for' in the OP's sentence?
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