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How to use "Since" "For" "While" and "During"

For is used with a period of time, to say how long something goes on. It means "durante".

   

                 "Peter have been studying for five hours"

 

We can also use "for" to refer to a public holiday and season.

 

                 "I always go to visit my family for Christmas

 

Since gives the starting point of actions. It refers when things began. It means "desde".

 

                 " I have known him since I was a child"

 

During is used before a noum. It does not tell us how long it happened.

 

                 "It's boiling here during the summer"

 

While is used to talk about two things that are happening at the same time.

 

                  " The phone rang while I was taking a shower"

 

 

 

Some examples:

 

            - He fell asleep during the meeting.

 

            - Someone stole my bag while I was walking in the park.

 

            - Our flight was delayed for five hours.

          

            - I've been waiting for you since 2 o'clock.

 

            - I've been waiting for you for 30 minutes.

 

            - He kept talking to me while I was trying to read

 

            - My grandfather sleeps during the day.

 

            - I haven't seen you since last summer.

 

 

 

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