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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #119533: For or since
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    For or since


    "FOR" is used for duration.

     

    Examples:

     

    • I have sat here for two hours.
    • They have been trading abroad for a long time.
    • We have been buying that newspaper for three years.

     

     

    "SINCE" is used for a point of time in the past.

    Examples:

     

    • They have been trying to introduce a new machinery since the last century.
    • She hasn't met me since her arrival here.

     



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    1. They have been absent from the job last month.

    2. She has not talked to me about this matter three months.

    3. There hasn't been a world war more than half a century.

    4. They have not met us their arrival here.

    5. I have stood here a couple of minutes.

    6. The students have not studied these books their admission there.

    7. She hasn't come here many months.

    8. She has been planning to buy a house last month.

    9. The government has been trying to train the people in civil defence three years.

    10. I have tried to teach you English long.









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