Exercise 1: ‘since & for’

(Practise your skills in using ‘since’ and ‘for’)

‘since’ or ‘for’ – dropdown (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

For the gaps, choose either ‘since’ or ‘for’, which are frequently used with the present perfect. Consequently, you have to differentiate between a point in time and a period.

  • Example: “Jill has been sleeping since two o’clock.”

If you still need help with the topic, have a look at the use of ‘since & for’ again.

  1. Peter met his girlfriend in Buenos Aires. They have known each other three years.
  2. I really like doing yoga. I’ve been doing it a long time.
  3. I’m so tired. I’ve been working in the garden hours now.
  4. I think my boss doesn’t like me very much. I’ve always had problems with him the day I started.
  5. Sue has been living in Munich February 1999.
  6. We have lived here in London seven years.
  7. Next summer we’re going to Italy a whole month.
  8. Look, Jack really loves his car. He’s been washing it two hours.
  9. Sue is such a nice person. Ever the first day, she has always been very reliable.
  10. An old friend is visiting me next weekend. You know, he called I have been too nervous to sleep.

Further exercises and explanations referring to the ‘Use of ‘since’ and ‘for’

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