Since vs. For Worksheet For Classes 9 And 10

Use for with a period of time. Example: for 2 hours, for one month, for years

Use since with the starting point. Example: since January, since 2018, since morning

The expressions for and since are commonly used with the present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses.

Fill in the blanks with for or since.

1. I haven’t heard anything from her ……………………… last week. (since / for)

2. I waited ………………………. a short time and then I left.

3. We have been living in this town …………………………. over a decade.

4. I haven’t seen my parents …………………………. Diwali.

5. It has been raining ……………………………. the day before yesterday.

6. We have been waiting …………………………. centuries.

7. I have been practicing the guitar …………………………. January.

8. She has been staying with her parents …………………….. several weeks.

9. I have been working in this office ………………………… 2009.

10. They have been married ……………………….. six months.

Answers

1. I haven’t heard anything from her since last week. (since / for)

2. I waited for a short time and then I left.

3. We have been living in this town for over a decade.

4. I haven’t seen my parents since Diwali.

5. It has been raining since the day before yesterday.

6. We have been waiting for centuries.

7. I have been practicing the guitar since January.

8. She has been staying with her parents for several weeks.

9. I have been working in this office since 2009.

10. They have been married for six months.

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