TIME EXPRESSIONS SINCE, FOR, AGO, DURING
Created on Mon Mar 15 2021 17:40:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
HOW TO USE CONFUSING TIME EXPRESSIONS
HOW TO USE SINCE,FOR,AGO, and DURING
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"