Since vs. For | Class 10 Grammar Worksheet

Fill in the blanks with for or since.

Use for with duration.

Example: for two hours, for six months, for decades

Use since with the starting point.

Example: since January, since 2005, since the dawn of civilization, since my school days

1. I have been looking for a job …………………… I left college. (since / for)

2. The dog has been barking ……………………. hours. (for / since)

3. They have been living in China …………………… 2010. (for / since)

4. I have been learning English ………………….. two years. (for / since)

5. He has been waiting for a promotion ………………….. last year. (for / since)

6. I have known him …………………… a long time. (for / since)

7. She has been ailing …………………….. the beginning of this year. (since / for)

8. He had been ill ………………….. two months before he died. (for / since)

9. I have been working on this project …………………… January. (for / since)

Answers

1. I have been looking for a job since I left college.

2. The dog has been barking for hours.

3. They have been living in China since 2010.

4. I have been learning English for two years.

5. He has been waiting for a promotion since last year.

6. I have known him for a long time.

7. She has been ailing since the beginning of this year.

8. He had been ill for two months before he died.

9. I have been working on this project since January.

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