for hours
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for hours(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to indicate duration)
a. durante horas
I waited for hours, but Francis never showed up.Esperé durante horas, pero Francis no apareció.
b. horas
Peter remained unconscious on the floor for hours, until Mathilda came back and found him.Peter permaneció horas inconsciente en el piso, hasta que Mathilda volvió y lo encontró.
c. por horas
He would sit alone in his room for hours.Se quedaba sentado solo en su habitación por horas.
2. (used to refer to a past ongoing situation)
a. desde hace horas
Mom! Tim has been in the bathroom for hours, and I need to pee!¡Mamá! ¡Tim está en el baño desde hace horas, y tengo que hacer pis!
b. hace horas
Where are the children? I haven't heard a peep out of them for hours.¿Dónde están los niños? Hace horas que no oigo ni pío de ellos.
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