THE in time phrase

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naomimalan

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What is the different between FOR 3 MONTHS and FOR THE 3 MONTHS ?

-Normally you would say FOR 3 MONTHS e.g. I went to South Africa for three months last year.

- With a relative clause, you would use FOR THE 3 MONTHS in the main clause e.g. For the three months it took me to learn how to teach English, I rented a room near Bayswater. (I've underlined the relative clause.)

There may be other instances but I can't think of any offhand. :-D:-D
 

Svaneska

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I would say . . .

“For three months” - can mean any 3 months

“For the three months” – alluding to a specific three-month period.

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