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For or Since
Today, we will learn about For and Since and how to use them properly when refering to time:
For is used to express a certain distinguished period of time.
-I have been here for 2 hours.
-You have been waiting for 2 weeks.
In other words, for is used to express a time period that has begun,a duration.
-For centuries, man has evolved beyond expectations.
-We have been on this planet for millions of years.
To differentiate it from its counterpart you can try and replace with since and see if it sounds correct. Vice-versa is possible too.
Since, unlike for, is used to express the beginning of a period of time.
-I have been here since 9 am.
-You have been waiting since this all began.
In other words, since is used to express a time period that has begun, and is still continuing now.
-Since I was born, my mom has been nice with me .
-I have been working, since I was 30 years old.
In this exercise choose between for and since depending on the sentence.
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