for the next year or so

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From next year or so, he will have to rely on his daughter to support his family.
For the next year or so, he will have to rely on his daughter to support his family.



My question is whether the above sentences are grammartically correct.


Thanks for your help!

Jason
 
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The second is OK. The first is not. It's too wide a timeframe to use "or so" when combined with "When".
 

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Thanks! So can I change the first one as " From next year on, he will ...."? Does it mean the same thing as the second one?
 

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Thanks! So can I change the first one [STRIKE]as[/STRIKE] to "From next year [on], he will ...."? Does it mean the same thing as the second one?

Yes, you can change the first one but "on" is almost redundant once you've used "From". The two sentences do not have the same meaning.

"From next year [on]" means "Starting in 2018 and continuing for an unspecified period of time".
"For the next year or so" means "Starting now and continuing for a period of approximately twelve months".
 
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