---How long do you watch TV? ---For two hours(Can we usually omit "for"?)

Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering whether I can omit "for" when answer the question with "how long":

"How long do you watch TV?"

1) For two hours

2) Two hours

Thoughts and context: I asked my friend the amount of time he spent on TV. I was wonder which answer is idiomatic.
 
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  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    The answer sounds fine without "for" - the question is a little strange. Perhaps if you specified when, like "each night" or "per day" or something it would be more likely.
     
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