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Re: "in" or '"for "? both

Posted by Lewis on March 26, 2004

In Reply to: "In" or '"for "? posted by Jane on March 26, 2004

: Here's a sentence i'm confused about-

: Peter was hogging the food like he hadn't eaten "in " or "for" days.
: ?
: thansk!

'in' days means 'within a period of' and 'for' denotes duration of time. I think either are acceptable, but if the even was in the past I would nudge towards 'in days'.