Escuela de Idiomas Facultad de Filosofia ALMEIDA J.MENDEZ K. SANTANA M.

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Escuela de Idiomas Facultad de Filosofia ALMEIDA J.MENDEZ K. SANTANA M.

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DEL ECUADOR<br />
  2. 2. FACULTAD DE FILOSOFÍA LETRAS Y CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACIÓN<br />
  3. 3. TEMA: FOR, SINCE AND AGO<br />INTEGRANTES:Almeida Jorge LuisMéndez Karem EstefaníaSantana Ana Monserrate<br />
  4. 4. FOR We use FOR to say how long.<br />
  5. 5. We use for + a period of time:past now<br />For three days<br />Tuesday<br />Wednesday<br />Monday<br />
  6. 6. Three days<br />An hour<br />A week<br />A month<br />Five year<br />Ten minutes<br />Two hours<br />Four weeks<br />Six months<br />A long time <br />
  7. 7. Examples: <br />Rachel is in Brazil. She has been there for three days.<br />Eduardo has been in Canada for six month.<br />We’ve been waiting for two hours.<br />I’ve lived in Chicago for a long time.<br />
  8. 8. SINCE FOR TIME<br />
  9. 9. We often use since when talking about time:<br />Past Now<br />since + point<br />A point is a precise moment in time, for example: 9 o'clock, 1st January, Monday. Since means "from a point in the past until now." Since is normally used with perfect tenses.<br />We use SINCE + thestart of theperiod<br />(Monday / 9 o`clock )<br />SinceMonday<br />Monday<br />
  10. 10. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN<br />
  11. 11. Since is normally used with perfect tenses:<br />EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>He has been here since 9am.
  12. 12. He has been working since he arrived.
  13. 13. I had lived in New York since my childhood.</li></ul>Since can also be used in the structure "It is [period] since...":<br /><ul><li>It is a year since I saw her.
  14. 14. How long is it since you got married?</li></li></ul><li>EXAMPLES<br /><ul><li>Richard has been in Canada since January. (=from January to now)
  15. 15. We`ve been waiting since 9 o´clock (=from 9 o´clock to now)
  16. 16. I`ve lived in Chicago since I was ten years old.</li></li></ul><li>ago = before now<br />JiYoo started her new job three weeks ago. <br />(= three weeks before now) <br />"When did Tom go out?" "Ten minutes ago." <br />(= ten minutes before now)<br />I had dinner an hour ago.<br />Life vas very different a hundred years ago.<br />AGO<br />
  17. 17. We use ago with the past (started/did/had/was, etc.).<br />Compare ago and for:<br /><ul><li>When did Rachel arrive in Brazil? She arrived in Brazil three days ago.
  18. 18. How long has she been in Brazil? She has been in Brazil for three days.</li></li></ul><li>Exercises<br />01. I have been studying English ....................... three years.02. We have been waiting for delivery ....................... last Tuesday.03. They arrived here ten days .......................04. I met him two years .......................05. I have been trying to get through on the phone ....................... the past hour.06. The machine broke down an hour .......................07. I have been driving ....................... 1974.<br />
  19. 19. Exercises<br />09. We had to buy a new washing machine a couple of days .......................10. That politician has been talking ....................... six hours.11. I haven't had a cigarette ....................... I gave up on my birthday last year.12. I was waiting ....................... only a few minutes.13. He has been eating in that expensive restaurant ever ....................... he got his new job.14. I left the firm two years .......................<br />

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