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Can "FOR + period of time" be used in all tenses?

(1) Anna and Peter talk for two hours daily.

(2) Anna and Peter have talked for two hours.

(3) Anna and Peter have been talking for two hours.

(4) Anna and Peter talked for two hours.

(5) Anna and Peter were talking for two hours.

(6) Anna and Peter had been talking for two hours when I came.

(7) Anna and Peter will not talk for the next two hours.

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  • In a word, yes. – Kate Bunting May 9 '20 at 8:05
  • Is it ok to say "Anna and Peter are talking for two hours" ? @Kate Bunting – Sandip Kumar Mandal May 9 '20 at 8:09
  • Only if they are planning a joint lecture which will last two hours! Otherwise we would use have been talking. – Kate Bunting May 9 '20 at 11:51

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