English Using Despite, For and Since
Despite expresses a contrast between two things. It is prepositional expressions.
- I love her despite her faults.
- The young men said that they would do it despite all of the difficulties.
- Despite being a millionaire, she lives in a very small ﬂat.
- Despite her young age, she did a very good job.
- She still loves his despite the fact that he left him.
We use FOR to talk about a length of time, a period of time.
- I have worked here for 8 years.
- You have played football for ten years.
- We have taught at this school for a long time.
- He has been a student for eight years.
- They’ve been married for 30 years.
- She has been in prison for 6 months.
- I haven’t been on holiday for ages.
We use SINCE to talk about a point in the past, a specific point in time.
- He has lived here since 1993.
- They have been at the hotel since last week.
- I haven’t ridden a horse since I was 9.
- You have worked here since you left your school.
- I haven’t been on holiday since last year.