FOR vs SINCE in English

FOR vs SINCE in English, difference between for and since, using since and using for in english; We use For and Since to talk about the length of time for a particular action.

FOR + period of time

FOR + number + time word

  • Seven minutes
  • Three weeks
  • Two days
  • 5 months
  • Eight years
  • 3 centuries
  • A lond time
  • Ever

Example Sentences;

I’ve been working at this company for three years.

Mary has been married for five months.

They have been at the hotel for two weeks.


SINCE + starting point

SINCE + a time or a date

  • 8 o’clock
  • 1st June
  • Monday
  • December
  • 1984
  • 1900
  • I left school
  • The beginning of time

Example Sentences;

That restaurant has been open since this afternoon.

She has lived here since 1970.

They have been at the hotel since last Monday.

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