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What is the difference between '... delayed by two weeks' and '...delayed for two weeks'
Jun 13, 2013 2:21 PM
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It seems to me that the difference has to do with whether you're talking about a specific time or more generally. "delayed by two weeks" means that some period of time has been extended by two weeks. For example: "The setback has delayed the entire project by two weeks" "delayed for two weeks" means that some event which was supposed to happen at a certain point in time will happen two weeks later instead. For example: "I was supposed to go on a business trip tomorrow, but it was delayed for two weeks."
June 13, 2013
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