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    #1

    How long or for how long???

    I am wondering which is the right way

    ex How long have you been living in Canada?

    or For how long have you been living in Canada?

    Thks

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    #2

    Re: How long or for how long???

    Quote Originally Posted by wally2 View Post
    I am wondering which is the right way

    ex How long have you been living in Canada?

    or For how long have you been living in Canada?

    Thks
    the latter is a lot more used.
    or else: How long have you been living in Canada for?


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    #3

    Re: How long or for how long???

    Quote Originally Posted by wally2 View Post
    I am wondering which is the right way

    ex How long have you been living in Canada?

    or For how long have you been living in Canada?

    Thks
    Both are correct. The second is more formal, the first is more colloquial.

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