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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:


    1) For:


    For is used to express a certain distinguished period of time.

    For example:

    -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.



    2) Since:


    Since, unlike for, is used to express the beginning of a period of time.

    For example:

    -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.



     Good luck! 

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    1. It has been more than seventeen hours I have eaten. I am so hungry.

    2. My grand-parents have lived in this house many years. The house is still in a surprisingly good shape.

    3. There has been interference with my Internet connection 2 am in the morning. That is really getting on my nerves.

    4. All I know came from my mentor I have known over two years. He is more like a father to me really.

    5. Stop nagging and annoying me please. You have been asking me the same question we arrived, 2 hours ago.

    6. this all began in 1997, our restaurant has been one of the best ones on the street. Our food is rated 5 stars.

    7. three days straight I have been thinking about what you told me the other day and I will never forget that.

    8. My new invention will revolutionise the world and it has been doing so the day I made it.

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