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'in the meantime' versus 'for the meantime'



 
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'in the meantime' versus 'for the meantime' #1 (permalink) Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:40 am   'in the meantime' versus 'for the meantime'
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #10 "Tell me about Yourself", question 6

At the meantime you can tell me something about where you live.

(a) At
(b) tell
(c) about

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #10 "Tell me about Yourself", answer 6

In the meantime you can tell me something about where you live.

Correct entry: In
The error was: (a) At

You have found the error but your entry is incorrect.
for the meantime you can tell me something about where you live.
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Can we use for in this sentence?

Thanks.

Eliott
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Meantime #2 (permalink) Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:10 am   Meantime
 

Hi,

You asked:

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for the meantime you can tell me something about where you live.
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Can we use for in this sentence? Thanks.

In the meantime is the standard expression. We would use for as follows: for the moment/for the present

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