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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109737: For, since, while, during
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    For, since, while, during

    FOR is used with a length of time .It answers the question HOW LONG .It can be used with all tenses .

    He played with his sister for two hours .

    He has played with friends for 3 hours .

    She has been talking on the phone for a long time .

    SINCE is used to specify the start of a period .It is often used with present perfect tense .

    They have known each other since last school year .

    He hasn't been to his country house since last autumn .

    WHILE is used to talk about two actions that are happening at the same time .It is followed by a subject and a verb .It can be used with progressive and simple tenses .

    We saw a lot of dolphins while we were surfing .

    I will read this news while the baby has a nap .

    While the baby sleeps ,I'll read my messages in my email box .

    DURING is used when we talk about an event that happens WITHIN a period of time .It's followed by a noun and answers the question WHEN .

    We could solve many difficult questions during last meeting .

    The police arrested several suspected persons during the operation .


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    1. This old wall clock has belonged to their family almost a hundred years.

    2. our parents were visiting a museum we had a tour of the London Eye.

    3. The head of the company promised to solve the problem the next few days.

    4. They saw a lot of dangerous animals the safari.

    5. they were on the safari,they saw a baby elephant.

    6. Their flight has been delayed six hours.

    7. He has worked as a co-pilot the end of last summer.

    8. He hasn't practised German he left school.

    9. The band had several technical problems their last concert.

    10. He prefers staying in his car his wife does the shopping.

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