I wrote this sentence:

The user may modify the letter or listen to the word for another time.

Just I don't know whether I could or should write it without "for"? Then, what would be the difference?

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    Do you mean that they can repeat listening to the word? Jul 25 '15 at 21:24
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    Do you mean "again"? Because if you mean again, I'd just say that.
    – Catija
    Jul 25 '15 at 21:30
  • @NathanTuggy yes, do you mean the right phrase?
    – Ahmad
    Jul 25 '15 at 21:44

Here, "once more", "again", or "another time" would all work. "For another time", though, suggests that they can only listen to it at a time that is not the present: they're saving it for later. (Phrased the way it is in the question, it doesn't really make any sense, but that would be the closest to the usual understanding.)

  • You mean "for another time" always means "later" or "in future" or "at another time"?
    – Ahmad
    Jul 26 '15 at 5:09
  • @Ahmad: Yes to all of those. Jul 26 '15 at 5:10

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