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What's the correct: how long are you studying english for? or how long are you studying english?

Or neither of them??!! I am confused! =S

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    You can use the present perfect progressive:
    "How long have you been studying English?"
    The activity started in the past and continues (progresses) into the present.
    You could also use "How long have you studied English?" without a difference in meaning.
    You don't need the preposition "for" in these questions, but you will probably hear "for" or "since" in the answer.

    I agree with Teacher!

    How long have you been studying English?

     

    Hi Augusto,

    By using the present continual ("are you studying") and asking how long, you're suggesting that the other person will completely stop learning English in the near future.

    If they already know English and are continuing their study, perhaps your question should be, "For how long have you been studying English?" This acknowledges that they started study well before you asked this question.

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