Quick answer
"For some time" is a phrase which is often translated as "desde hace algún tiempo", and "and so" is a conjunction which is often translated as "por lo tanto". Learn more about the difference between "for some time" and "and so" below.
for some time
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. desde hace algún tiempo
Ingrid has been singing for some time now.Ingrid ha estado cantando ya desde hace algún tiempo.
b. durante algún tiempo
I expect to have to wait for some time.Supongo que voy a tener que esperar durante algún tiempo.
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and so(
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (therefore)
a. por lo tanto
I lost my phone, and so I missed a call from my mom.Perdí mi celular, y por lo tanto perdí una llamada te mi mamá.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (and thus)
a. y así
I have always made an effort to keep a clean house, and so it has been.Siempre me he esforzado por mantener una casa limpia, y así ha sido.
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