Common Mistakes : During

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : During

preposition

.BAD: After the accident, I had to stay in hospital during three months
.GOOD: After the accident, I had to stay in hospital for three months

.BAD: It is difficult to concentrate during such a long time
.GOOD: It is difficult to concentrate for such a long time

: ‘?During answers the question ‘When
.During her stay here, she made a lot of good friends

: ‘?For answers the question ‘How long
.I’ve been learning English for two years
.We’ve been waiting here for almost an hour

.BAD: My uncle has known me during all my life
.GOOD: My uncle has known me all my life

.BAD: The baby cried during all night long
.GOOD: The baby cried all night long

: When a phrase saying ‘how long’ begins with all , there is no preposition
.It rained all night
.He’s been in bed all day

.BAD: During waiting for the train, I met an old friend of mine
.GOOD: While waiting for the train, I met an old friend of mine

.BAD: This was my biggest problem during I was living in the United States
.GOOD: This was my biggest problem while I was living in the United States

 

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