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August 29, 2011
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How about:"Just because I was mean to you, you should not be mean to me."
In spoken English it is fine ... maybe if you are writing it as part of a relatively formal report or something, then would be better to insert "for" .
Yes strictly speaking you would say "this coming Wednesday" for future events, and "this past Wednesday" for events in the past - but in most situations "future" and "past" tend to be omitted, as the timeline is implied by the context.I went to the gym this Wednesday.I will go to the gym this Wedneday.
I guess this is comes from usage, not a "rule". It is like asking, if the past tense of "cheat" is "cheated", why isn't the past tense of "eat" "eated".
I would say it has to do with the rhythm and implication of sound in a sentence. If someone says "I saw her for long", people would understand the meaning, but it would sound as if the speaker's thought was cut off.
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