GRAMMAR

Since & For: Time periods

QUICK QUIZ

Fill in the blanks with either for or since. When finished, check your answers below.


    1) We've lived in this house ____ five years.

      since
      for


    2) Jim has had a cold ___ last Thursday and hasn't been able to go to work.

      since
      for


    3) No wonder Seth is tired. He hasn't slept ____ 24 hours!

      since
      for


    4) Monica hasn't heard from her son ____ last Thursday.

      since
      for


    5) Paul will be studying at Yale ___ another semester.

      since
      for


    6) I haven't been to St. Petersburg ____ 1995.

      since
      for


    7) How long are you here ____?

      since
      for


    8) Meg has worked at IBM ____ ten years.

      since
      for


    9) We're going to France ____ a month next summer.

      since
      for


    10) Beckett's Ice Cream Shop has been in business ____ 1942.

      since
      for


Answer Key: 1) for; 2) since; 3) for; 4) since; 5) for;
6) since; 7) for; 8) for; 9) for; 10) since
   
 
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