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    for the time being = for the present

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following to sentences?

    For the time being I'm living in a small town, but I hope to move soon.
    For the present I’m leaving in a small town, but I hope to move soon.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: for the time being = for the present

    The second would normally be "At present... " but they are ok.


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    Re: for the time being = for the present

    'at present' means 'now', whereas 'for the present' means 'temporarily','for now' and so more closely parallels your first sentence, 'for the time being'.

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