• for and since
  • ebners97
  • 25.04.2022
  • Englisch
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The word for is used when we talk about a period of time in the past, present or future.

I've been studying for two hours.


We use the word since to talk about a certain point in the past.

I've been studying since I got home from school.

e.g.: last month, yesterday
e.g.: two weeks, a year
for + all

For can't be used with all.

Therefore the sentence I've been here for all day. is incorrect.

Instead we would say: I've been here all day.

Read the sentences and fill in either for or since.

1) I've known Steve a long time.

2) Sarah has been living in Vienna 2017.

3) I haven't eaten anything 1 o'clock.

4) Paul has been watching TV twenty minutes.

5) My husband and I have been looking forward to our vacation ages. We will be staying at a hotel in Italy two weeks.

6) Don't forget your umbrella. I's been raining I got up this morning.

Turn to your neighbour and come up with a few words or phrases in which:
  • for would be used
  • since would be used



e.g.: two weeks

e.g.: yesterday