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    How long will you stay there for

    If someone is going somewhere for example the USA can we ask them "How long will you stay there for?" I think it is wrong to say "How much time are you going there for (I heard it on TV)." It should be "How long are you going there for?" Am I correct?

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    Re: How long will you stay there for

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If someone is going somewhere -- for example, the USA -- can we ask them "How long will you stay there for?" I think it is wrong to say "How much time are you going there for (I heard it on TV)." It should be "How long are you going there for?" Am I correct?
    Either version is OK. The one you heard on TV could be rephrased in very formal language as For how much time are you going there?

    The first sentence doesn't need "for" and would be better without it.
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    Re: How long will you stay there for

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If someone is going somewhere for example the USA can we ask them "How long will you stay there for?" I think it is wrong to say "How much time are you going there for (I heard it on TV)." It should be "How long are you going there for?" Am I correct?
    Not really. All are possible, but I would say that "How much time are you going there for?" is the oddest and least likely, and the first would more likely be "How long will you be staying there?"

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