Exercise 5: ‘since & for’

(Practise the difference between ‘since’ and ‘for’)

‘since’ or ‘for’ – drop-down quiz

Difficulty: rather difficult (4 of 5)

Choose either ‘since’ or ‘for’ for the gaps. To do so, you must distinguish between a point in time and a time span.

  • Example: “Oliver hasn’t said anything since he came back.”

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  1. She’s been teaching French a year.
  2. The dog has been barking a quarter of an hour.
  3. I’ve lived in my own flat I left school.
  4. I’ve lost my key and now I’ve been trying to open this door 20 minutes.
  5. They have been away on holiday last month.
  6. Just a few friends have come to visit us we bought our new house.
  7. Sandra and Peter haven’t been seen some time now. I wonder where they are.
  8. Listen! You’ve been thinking about it you received the telephone call. You should just accept the offer.
  9. It has been raining early morning.
  10. We have known that such a long time so don’t complain.

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