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"in" or '"for "?

Posted by R. Berg on March 26, 2004

In Reply to: "In" or '"for "? both posted by Lewis 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 event was in the past I would nudge towards 'in days'.

"In" and "for" sound equally good to me (a U.S. speaker).

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