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    A transitional event verb used in 'Last week the work stopped for three days'.

    1. The work has stopped for three days.
    2. The work stopped three days ago.
    3. Last week the work stopped for three days.

    As 'stop' is a transitional event verb, I think 1 is not correct but 2 is.
    How about 3? Is it correct?
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    Re: A transitional event verb used in 'Last week the work stopped for three days'.

    3 is fine. 1 would also work if, say, we were on day one of a three-day stoppage.

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    Re: A transitional event verb used in 'Last week the work stopped for three days'.

    My Google found 22 examples of 'go there for a week'.
    I think it means 'go there and stay for a week'.
    Is it correct to omit 'and stay' above?
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    Re: A transitional event verb used in 'Last week the work stopped for three days'.

    Can 'and stay' be omitted from 'I will go to Japan and stay for a week'?
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    Re: A transitional event verb used in 'Last week the work stopped for three days'.

    It's inessential information, but it doesn't do any harm to say it. Or omit it- if you're going to Japan for a week, you will be staying there.

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