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    He went to London for five days.

    He went to London for five days.
    Does it mean he went to London, for example yesterday, and would stay for five days, or he went there and stayed for five days?

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    Re: He went to London for five days.

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    He went to London for five days.
    Does it mean he went to London, for example yesterday, and would stay for five days, or he went there and stayed for five days?
    Yes. He went to London and stayed five days there.


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    Re: He went to London for five days.

    Quote Originally Posted by lauraguan View Post
    He went to London, for example yesterday, and would stay for five days
    In this case, it would be explained as he has gone to London for 5 days.

    If he spent 5 days in London at some point in the past (in other words, if at the time of writing the trip is finished) then you would use the past tense (went) which indicates a completed event.

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