We were married fourteen years.

lagoo

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Hi,

"We were married for fourteen years."

In colloquial English, is it common to omit "for"?

I am watching some English dramas, from which I find that "for" is often omitted in adverbial time phrases.
 

jutfrank

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Yes, I'd say it's fairly common. (At least in British English.)
 
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