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Old September 23, 2019, 08:26 PM
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During or for?

I've been asked about this and I'm confused.
In this sentence: "I'll do what I can during the time we spend together", is "during" alright or should it be "for"?

At first it sounded alright to me with "during", but then I started thinking "for" might be more appropriate... so far, the explanations I've found about the use of both words have me scrambled.

Thanks in advance for all clarification.
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Old September 23, 2019, 10:17 PM
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The use of 'during' is perfect. It communicates that something will be done in conjunction with a prescribed time frame.
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Old September 23, 2019, 10:47 PM
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The meaning of during and for in this situation is slightly different. During, as you know, means mientras. For would translate as para. For implies preparation, and during means being attentive at the time.
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Old September 24, 2019, 09:55 PM
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Thank you, Rusty and Poli!

I was taking "for" like in "for three months", and then I got tangled in my own "reasons".
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I think during is more specific, meaning during the whole time we spent together. For is less specific meaning some of the time we spend together. I might be wrong !
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Old October 17, 2019, 10:10 PM
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I suppose you are right. During means mientras, an for, in this case, means para.
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