For and during
Thank you for the information about Certosa di Padula, Antonio. How old is the monastery? Do the monks still live there? Which monastic order do they belong to?
Today, at work, we celebrated York St John becoming a university; independent of the University of Leeds, to which it has been affiliated for many years. We celebrated by drinking champagne and eating cake in the sunshine.
I'd like to talk about 'for' and 'during' in your sentence, 'I've been quite busy during last days'.
Probably more usual is, '...quite busy for the last few days.' For is used in English to say how long something lasts. For example, '...for many years', 'for the last few days', 'for a few minutes', and 'for two weeks'.
During, in contrast, is used to say when something happens. For example, 'during the summer' and 'during the night'.
'The last few days' refers to how long your busy time lasted, so for this reason, 'for' is probably better than 'during'.
See you again tomorrow!
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