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Preposition Use - for / while / during

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FOR

Use 'for' with a period of time to express the duration or 'how long' something has happened:

  • for three weeks
  • for many years

WHILE

Use 'while' plus a verb form:

  • while I was watching TV
  • while I lived in New York

DURING

Use 'during' with a noun to express 'when' something happens:

  • during class
  • during my vacation
  • during the discussion

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