martes, 16 de febrero de 2016

Since and For

 Use since + (a specific time) like March 31, or 9:19 a.m., or Tuesday.
I have been studying English since 1993.
John has helped me since 10:00 this morning.
Those people have been in Europe since August.

Note: Because we are talking about a time in the past until now, we have to use have/has + past participle when we use since.


Use for + (a length of time) like 1 day, or 3 hours, or 5 years.
I have been studying English for 4 years.
John has helped me for 8 hours.
Those people went to Europe for 2 months.

Note: It is possible to use the past tense when you use for if the action is finished.