What is the difference between these two sentences?
My expensive shoes only lasted a month.
My expensive shoes only lasted for a month.
- Could we omit “for“?
- Does the phrase “a month” always indicate the past tense?
Thanks very much
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Could we omit “for“?
Yes, for is optional here.
Does the phrase “a month” always indicate the past tense?
No. For example I could say
I am going to Europe for a month next year.
(Note: I can't explain the specific rule, but for is not optional in this example. I suppose it's idiomatic whether for is require, optional, or not allowed for each particular verb)