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Grammar

Using 'for' and 'since' in Present Perfect

In English language learning, 'for' and 'since' are the common words as an adverb, preposition or conjunction in 'perfect continuous' sentences. We can also use 'for' and 'since' in present perfect sentences. When we use the present perfect we define a period of time before now by considering its duration, with for + a period of time, or by considering its starting point, with since + a point in time.


for + a period of time

Arif has worked in schools for six years.

Sheikh Hasina has lived in India for six years.

since + a point in time

Joe Baiden has lived in the White House since 20 January 2021.

Dr Muhammad Yunus has introduced microcredit to the world since 1976.


References:


Cambridge Dictionary. (2021a, May 5). for definition: 1. intended to be given to: 2. having the purpose of: 3. because of or as a result of something: . Learn more. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/for

Cambridge Dictionary. (2021b, May 5). since definition: 1. from a particular time in the past until a later time, or until now: 2. from a particular time. . .. Learn more. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/since

EF Education First. (n.d.). Present perfect with “for” and “since.” Education First. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://www.ef.com/wwen/english-resources/english-grammar/present-perfect-and/#:%7E:text=Using%20the%20present%20perfect%2C%20we,be%20used%20with%20perfect%20tenses.

Wikipedia contributors. (2021a, May 4). Muhammad Yunus. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Yunus

Wikipedia contributors. (2021b, May 6). Joe Biden. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Biden

Wikipedia contributors. (2021c, May 7). Vladimir Putin. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin

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