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robjen
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 4:26:43 AM
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Is there a difference in meaning between "long" and "for long"?

If they have different meanings, how do you use them?

Thanks for your help.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:31:16 AM

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For long is an idiom meaning for such a long time. We haven't seen for long.
Long can mean countless of different things, expressing length of something: distance, height, and also the length of time. It was long time ago.

See the many definitions and uses for long in TFD.


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