What Is The Difference Between 'For Long' And 'For A Long Time'?

Hello everyoneI would like lớn know whether"for long" và "for a long time"entail the same meaning.I have sầu found some information on the mạng internet, which says that "for long" means the duration of the act, while"for a long time" means the interval between the acts. So, I haven"t been here for long=I have been here for only a while. I haven"t been here for a long time= It has been a long time since the last time I was here.However, can "for a long time" mean the same thing?E.g. A: What vày you think about your new company?B: I haven"t worked here for a long time. But I think it has been good so far.

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A: What bởi vì you think about your new company?B: I haven"t worked here for a long time. But I think it has been good so far.
This is not an ordinary way khổng lồ express the idea that B has not worked for the company very long. Using I haven"t worked here for a long time will probably be interpreted khổng lồ mean I worked here a long time ago và now I am working here again.
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Hello. This is not an ordinary way to express the idea that B has not worked for the company very long. Using I haven"t worked here for a long time will probably be interpreted khổng lồ mean I worked here a long time ago & now I am working here again.
How about "for a long period of time"Does it have sầu both meanings?A. I haven"t worked here for a long period of time. I retired trăng tròn years ago.B. I haven"t worked here for a long period of time. I began to work here only 2 months ago.C. I didn"t leave my kids at trang chủ for a long period of time because it is illegal khổng lồ do so. I could only leave them at home for less than 1 hour.D. I didn"t leave my kids at home page for a long period of time because I love to lớn do everything with them every time I went out.
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Yes, it does. The additional comments you have provided in A & B clear up any confusion your listener might have sầu regarding what you mean when you say I haven"t worked here for a long time.

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C. I didn"t leave sầu my kids at trang chủ for a long period of time for long periods of time because it is illegal to lớn vì chưng so. I could only leave sầu them at home for less than 1 hour.

D. I didn"t leave my kids at trang chủ for a long period of time long periods of time because I love loved to vì chưng everything with them every time I went out.

Yes, it does. The additional comments you have provided in A & B clear up any confusion your listener might have sầu regarding what you mean when you say I haven"t worked here for a long time.
So if the context is clear, "for a long time" can also have sầu two meanings.A: I haven"t been with you guys for a long time because I moved lớn another đô thị 5 years ago.VSB: I haven"t been with you guys for a long time, so I might not know the personality of each of you very well.
Yes. In B it would make sense lớn găng the word long with the tone of your voice if you said this to a group of people. Slight changes in the intonation of words convey important information in spoken English.