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    Smile Question forming

    Hello everybody! First time here. My question is, when I have a sentence like "Sally has known Max for six months", I think that I can form the following question : "For how long has Sally known Max?". And this because when I question the prepositional phrase, I put the preposition in question at the beginning of my question. Another example: "I've been drinking for 10 years and then stopped". 'For how long have you been drinking?"
    But I can't find verification of this.
    Thanks for helping.

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    Re: Question forming

    Welcome to the forum, geopass.

    Your questions are correct, but we are more likely to put the preposition at the end except in formal writing or speech. Indeed, we can omit the preposition altogether in your two sentences.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jan-2017 at 19:31.

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    Re: Question forming

    Quote Originally Posted by geopass61 View Post
    I've I'd been drinking for 10 years and then stopped.
    For how long have had you been drinking?"
    See correction.

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