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Making Sense of Grammar
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不一样。In 强调界限范畴,'in 5 minutes' 意思是'5分钟内'. For强调持续时间, 'for 5 minutes' 意思是'持续5分钟'.

所以 He will be here in 5 minutes的意思是“他5分钟内会到这里”,He will be here for 5 minutes的意思是“他会在这里待5分钟”。
answered Oct 4, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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