Help me please.I’m still trying to brush up my English.And does the word “for” change the meaning of the statements,just like “have been” and “has been”(note that “have been” and “has been” have nothing to do with the question but to give all of you an idea of any difference that might occur using the word “for”.

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Doing something ten times is correct / Doing something for ten times is not. When you use [for + quantity] it means duration. For example doing something for ten minutes.

  • So does the addition of “for”change the meaning of the sentence?
    – user312971
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 3:25
  • 'For ten times' is just not a grammatical phrase in English. It doesn't change the meaning, it just makes the sentence wrong.
    – Kate Bunting
    Commented Aug 19, 2018 at 7:37
  • It doesn’t work as a prepositional phrase of time, but can work in sentences like this For ten times the amount of an entry level model you can upgrade to the luxury edition
    – Tom B
    Commented Aug 20, 2018 at 3:56

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