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  • Hi there. Welcome to Harry's World of Words and Phrases and English in a Minute.

  • We're now going to talk about the difference between 'since' and 'for'.

  • They can be used in lots of different ways but just to try and simplify matters, I'm just going to give you a couple of examples as to when we use them and the differences.

  • 'Since' we always use with the perfect tenses, ok?

  • And when we use 'since', we go back to the beginning when something started.

  • So let me give you some examples.

  • 'I've known about the job since January' - go back to January.

  • 'I have not been to the zoo since last year' - go back to last year.

  • 'He has wanted to go to America since he read the stories of "Huckleberry Finn"' - going back to his childhood.

  • Ok, so let's look at for when we use 'for'.

  • When we use 'for', It's always about specific periods of time

  • So, I'm going to give you the exact same examples, but just show you how we can use 'for'.

  • 'I have known about the job for six weeks' - at a specific period of time: six weeks.

  • 'I have not been to the zoo for eight months' - that particular period of time, specific period of eight months.

  • 'I have wanted to go to America for years' - a specific period: years.

  • Ok, so these are the differences between 'since' and 'for' and how we use them.

  • And always with 'have' and 'has'.

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Difference between SINCE and FOR - English Grammar Rules

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