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    for the next year or so

    From next year or so, he will have to rely on his daughter to support his family.
    For the next year or so, he will have to rely on his daughter to support his family.



    My question is whether the above sentences are grammartically correct.


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    Re: for the next year or so

    The second is OK. The first is not. It's too wide a timeframe to use "or so" when combined with "When".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: for the next year or so

    Thanks! So can I change the first one as " From next year on, he will ...."? Does it mean the same thing as the second one?

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    Re: for the next year or so

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Thanks! So can I change the first one as to "From next year [on], he will ...."? Does it mean the same thing as the second one?
    Yes, you can change the first one but "on" is almost redundant once you've used "From". The two sentences do not have the same meaning.

    "From next year [on]" means "Starting in 2018 and continuing for an unspecified period of time".
    "For the next year or so" means "Starting now and continuing for a period of approximately twelve months".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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