Please explain the differences in the meanings.
As I was informed and As I have been informed
for a month and for one month
Now that you have taken the phrase out of its original context, "As I have been informed that he [Robert] will be off work for a month, . . ." the meaning is less clear. In the original sentence it was clear that you are using as in the sense of because/since.
"As I have been informed" implies that the "informing" happened very recently and is still relevent to the present, whereas "As I was informed" could have happened at any point in the past.
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There is very little difference in meaning between "for a month" and "for one month". The indefinite article is often used to mean "one", and in most cases reads better.
It will take an hour to reach our destination.
I'm off to the UK for a week.
Using the actual number can convey a sense of accuracy, however:
It will take one hour to reach our destination (60 mins)
It will take an hour (or so) to reach our destination.
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