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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    last 45 minutes or last for 45 minutes

    My greetings!
    Checking a student's home report, I decided to correct the sentence "Classes last 45 minutes" for "Classes last for 45 minutes". Then I thought for a while, and looked it up in the Longman Exams Dictionary. It gave both possible. Which one should I choose: leaving as it is or correct the student's sentence?
    Yours,
    Ferro

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    #2

    Re: last 45 minutes or last for 45 minutes

    It's perfectly acceptable in BrE to omit "for" in such sentences.

    Classes last [for] an hour.
    The course lasts [for] ten weeks.
    My birthday celebrations lasted the whole weekend.

    When you said "home report", did you mean "homework"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: last 45 minutes or last for 45 minutes

    Choose whichever you prefer, but don't mark one as wrong.

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