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    For

    1.) "How long have you been doing this for?"

    2) How long are you here for?

    Are they both grammatically correct with "for"?

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    Re: For

    The word "for" serves no function in the first sentence. Simply say:

    How long have you been doing this?

    The second sentence makes no sense.

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    Re: For

    But is #1 still grammatically correct?

    2.) "How long have you been living here for?" - Is this ok?

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    Re: For

    Say:

    How long have you been living here?

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    Re: For

    There are things more important than grammar. It is important to learn phrases people actually use.

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    Re: For

    https://www.englishforums.com/Englis.../xvwj/post.htm

    How about here? For is used before and after the phrase?

    Thanks

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    Re: For

    Do you have a question?

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    Re: For

    They said that you can use

    "how long have you lived here for?"

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    Re: For

    "How long are you here for?" is common and natural in BrE.

    Suppose this is a dialogue between two people who have just got chatting in a bar in London:

    Jane: Hi. I'm Jane. What's your name?
    Tara: Hi, Jane. I'm Tara. It's nice to meet you.
    Jane: Do you live in London?
    Tara: No. I'm just here on holiday.
    Jane: How long are you here for?
    Tara: Three weeks, then I'll go to Edinburgh for six days and then I go home.
    Jane: Great! Where's home?
    Tara: New Zealand. How about you? How long are you here for?
    Jane: I live here. I've been here for seven years now. I'm actually from Manchester.
    Tara: Lucky you! I'd love to live in London. Anyway, I'll probably see you around.
    Jane: Yes, I'm here most evenings. See you soon.
    Tara: Bye!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: For

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Would it be ok to say, "how long have you been doing this for?"

    thanks :)

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