in over three weeks

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #589 [color=blue]“Real Life: Scams and Fraud (1)”, question 9

Luke is a ! He convinced me to give him $2000 last month because he said he would invest it for me and that I would earn a high-rate of return on it. But, I haven’t heard from him in over three weeks and his ex-girlfriend told me that he left town for good about a month ago. No one has heard from him since and I doubt I’ll ever see him again.

(a) preacher
(b) gigolo
© fraud
(d) singer

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #589 [color=blue]“Real Life: Scams and Fraud (1)”, answer 9

Luke is a fraud! He convinced me to give him $2000 last month because he said he would invest it for me and that I would earn a high-rate of return on it. But, I haven’t heard from him in over three weeks and his ex-girlfriend told me that he left town for good about a month ago. No one has heard from him since and I doubt I’ll ever see him again.

Correct answer: © fraud
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I haven’t heard from him in over three weeks.

I’ve often wondered if the use of IN in a construction like this (equivalent to FOR) is US English.

No - that’s natural in UK English too.