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For since

  1. 1. HOW LONG…? Tuba Aktas
  2. 2. WHEN DID YOU START STUDYING AT YOUR SCHOOL? February 3, 2013
  3. 3. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT THIS SCHOOL?  FOR five months.  We use “for” to give a lengh of time.  SINCE February 3, 2013.  We use “since” to give a point in time. I have been at this school for five months. I have been at this school since February 3, 2013.
  4. 4. “SINCE” FOR A POINT IN TIME… They have won many medals since 2002. They started working together. 2000 2002 Now 2013
  5. 5. Justin has worn glasses since he was a teenager. Since he was a teenager, Justin has worn glasses.
  6. 6. “FOR” FOR A LENGTH/PERIOD OF TIME She has practiced for a short time!!!! She didn’t practice enough. We can see the result.
  7. 7. - SINCE - IF THE STARTING POINT IS GIVEN (TWO O'CLOCK, LAST FRIDAY, 1998) - FOR - IF THE PERIOD OF TIME IS GIVEN (TWENTY MINUTES, TWO DAYS, ONE YEAR)  Decide whether to use »since« or »for«.  I have been waiting ______ 4 o'clock.  Sue has only been waiting ________ 20 minutes.  Joe and Josephine have been going out together __________Valentine's Day.  I haven't been on holiday _________ last July.  Mary has been saving her money _______ many years.  I haven't eaten anything __________ breakfast.  You have been watching TV __________ hours.  We have been living here __________ 7 months.
  8. 8. DO WE USE FOR OR SINCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TIME REFERENCES?  I haven't phoned home ________ Christmas.  We've been here _________nine o'clock.  I have worked for International House _______ more than eight years.  I haven't visited my home town ________ I left school.  I haven't been to the cinema _______ ages.  I have studied non-stop ________ 9.15.  I have had a driving licence ________I was eighteen.  She hasn't had a day off _______ 1999.  Johan has been in England _______more than two weeks now.  Peter has been my best friend ________ we were nine.
  9. 9. THANK YOU FOR JOINING AND LISTENING!

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