Exercise 4: ‘since & for’
(Practise the difference between ‘since’ and ‘for’)
‘since’ or ‘for’ – multiple-choice test
Difficulty: rather difficult (4 of 5)
Choose the correct answer that has to follow ‘since’ or ‘for’ accordingly. You need to distinguish between a point in time and a time span.
- Example: “Lexy, we’ve been waiting for you for ___________!”
- A. this morning
- B. some time ago
- C. over two hours → Correct!
If you still need help with the topic, look at the use of ‘since & for’ again.
- I’ve been doing this course for __________ now and it’s still very difficult.
- three months
- last month
- I sold my car last year. Since __________, I’ve been saving a lot of money.
- eight months
- a while
- Excuse me! Since __________ do we work on Sundays!
- a long time
- three hours
- I’m quite experienced because I’ve been doing that for __________.
- the day I got the job
- 23 of April
- such a long time
- Since __________, I’ve been a bit nervous at night.
- two weeks
- I lost my keys
- a while
More exercises and explanations related to the ‘Usage of ‘since’ and ‘for’’
The following exercises and articles refer to the topic ‘Difference between ‘since’ and ‘for’ in English grammar’ and also test your knowledge:
- Distinction of a time span and a point in time
- Use of the present perfect simple
- Use of the present perfect continuous
- Exercise 5: ‘since’ and ‘for’