Using FOR and SINCE in English

How To use Using FOR and SINCE in English


Using FOR and SINCE in English

  • We use FORto talk about a length of time, a period of time.
  • We use SINCEto talk about a point in the past, a specific point in time.

Using For in English

  • 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.

Using Since in English

  • 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.
  • Since his wife went away, he has been waiting for her.