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    Question for how long

    Is there difference between "how long" and "for how long"?

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    Re: for how long

    Quote Originally Posted by shaci View Post
    Is there difference between "how long" and "for how long"?
    In some contexts, yes there is:
    So, (for) how long are you staying here (for)?
    vs
    So, (for) how long have you been staying her (for)?

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    Re: for how long

    If I am not mistaken, the particle 'for' adds some formality to the sentence.

    For how long have you...

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