Exercise 3: ‘since & for’

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

‘since’ or ‘for’ – drop-down (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

For the gaps, choose either ‘since’ or ‘for’; this means you need to distinguish between a point in time and a time period.

  • Example: “Carl and his friend have been playing tennis for years.”

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  1. That’s strange. I haven’t met anybody I got here. Seems like everyone is taking a break.
  2. It has been a long time I saw her. I wonder if she has changed a lot.
  3. Look at that poor guy! He has been waiting there three hours now.
  4. When I was younger I really loved to go to concerts, but I turned 19 I haven’t been to any.
  5. Excuse me! John, how long exactly did you say?
  6. Margret, when exactly did you say? Are you sure?
  7. Look at these two girls. They have been talking quite a while.
  8. Take a break, Sandra! You’ve been working six o’clock. You don’t have to finish it today.
  9. Judith is a very good driver. She hasn’t had any accidents years although she drives a lot.
  10. I can’t believe that! We haven’t seen each other 2004 and now you want to leave again?

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