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How long have you been here (FOR)? #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 17, 2009 15:46 pm   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

Which is correct?

How long have you been here for?
How long have you been here?

How long have you been travelling for?
How long have you been travelling?

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How long have you been here (FOR)? #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 17, 2009 16:10 pm   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

How long have you been here?

How long have you been travelling?

The preposition "for" is redundant here.
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How long have you been here (FOR)? #3 (permalink) Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:24 am   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

The correct variants are "How long have you been here and How long have you been travelling", as the answers could be: I have been here for three days or I have been here since last week, and the same for the other sentence I have been travelling for three years, and I have been travelling since I turned twenty. Present Perfect Progressive is used both with "Since "and "For", therefore, the question is not to have either of them.
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How long have you been here (FOR)? #4 (permalink) Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:38 am   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

How long have you been here?
How long have you been travelling? There are correct
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How long have you been here (FOR)? #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 27, 2014 17:07 pm   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

Beeesneees,
1. How long are you here?
2. How long are you here for?
3. How long have you been here?
Please correct and comment.
Thanks.
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How long have you been here (FOR)? #6 (permalink) Thu Mar 27, 2014 17:31 pm   How long have you been here (FOR)?
 

2 and 3 are okay.
1. may not be. It's unlikely to be correct but it's impossible to tell without context.
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