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HOW TO USE SINCE,FOR,AGO, and DURING

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FOR

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AGO

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DURING

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SINCE

since this morningsince last monthsince I finished my degree

"I have been studying English for 20 years"

SINCE + the starting point in time of actions or situations.

"I finished my homework 20 minutes ago"

DURING + NOUN to say when something happens, not how long it happens.

"I have been studying English since 2001"

FOR + a period of time.

for 20 yearsfor agesfor a long timefor 3 months

Used to say WHEN something happened. We talk about a past finished time.

3 hours ago2 days ago5 minutes ago

during the weekduring the matchduring spring

"Nobody spoke during the exam"