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Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #34639: Since/for
The use of since/for.
We use the present perfect to say how long something has continued up to now.We can say how long with 'since' or 'for'.
-We use since when we give the beginning of the time.(for example:since Wednesday)
-We use for when we give the length of the time.(for example:for two days).
I have worked here since 2004.
I have had this car since October.
I have known your parents since 1978.
I have worked here for three years.
I have had this car for three months.
I have known your parents for a long time.(or for 29 years)
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