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    for very long

    They haven't seen one another for very long.

    I've waited for this moment for very long.

    It's time for him to leave. I don't think we'll see him around for very long.


    Hi, does ''for very long'' go well with these sentences, please?
    Thanks.
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    Re: for very long

    The first two need "for a long time"

    The third one is fine.

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    Re: for very long

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The first two need "for a long time"

    The third one is fine.
    The third one could also take "for a long time".
    The first one could also be right. For example it could refer to a couple before an arranged marriage who haven't seen/known one other for very long.
    As usual, it depends on the meaning.

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