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This tag is for questions about the difference in meaning between certain phrases or sentences.

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to an unusually long stay or the distance to get there. That difference in meaning is not certain though. It's vague and imprecise, which is part of why it's informal, and rarely is it deliberately … chose—much more often it's said because it "feels" right. Whatever it might mean, it's a subtle enough implication that if the difference matters, the speaker or the listener should give or ask for more information: "He has gone over to London." "Oh, for how long?" …
answered Aug 7 '14 by SevenSidedDie
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them in the past. The difference in connotation is pretty weak though, so I think your teacher was overstating the the importance of choosing one over the other. The relevant difference is: "As to …
answered Aug 7 '14 by SevenSidedDie