For or Since: guia + exercícios

Você sabe a diferença entre for e since? Não? Então keep on reading que eu vou te contar!

For e Since são duas expressões típicas dos tempos verbais perfeitos – aqueles que são passados mas mantém algum link com o presente ou futuro, como o present perfect e o future perfect.

As duas palavras são usadas para darmos um indicativo de tempo, e enquanto since é usado para darmos uma data específica, um dia da semana, um mês… respostas pontuais no tempo, for é usado para darmos um período de tempo medido em semanas, anos, meses…

Exemplos

I started teaching in 2012. I’m still a teacher in 2022. I’ve been a teacher since 2012. I’ve been a teacher for almost 10 years. In November, I will have been a teacher for 10 full years.

John started working as a barber in 2015. John is still a barber in 2022. He’s been a barber for seven years. He’s been a barber since 2006. In 2025 he will have been a barber for 10 years.

She’s been waiting for you for the past two hours. She’s furious!

They have lived here since January.

Exercícios

Aqui vão algumas frases para você praticar! Complete-as com since ou for:

  1. I’ve worked here ____________ five years.
  2. That restaurant has been open ____________ this morning.
  3. Kate has lived here ____________ 2012.
  4. It has been raining ____________ a long time.
  5. The TV has been on ____________ five o’clock.
  6. I have wanted to be a doctor ____________ I was a kid.
  7. Sam has studied at this college ____________ only a week.
  8. The telephone has been ringing ____________ a few minutes.
  9. Maria and Eduardo have been married ____________ three months.
  10. My uncle has been in the hospital ____________ last Tuesday.
  11. Dinosaurs have been extinct ____________ 65 million years.
  12. I’ve had this job ____________ June.
  13. I haven’t seen my friend ____________ last week.
  14. We’ve been waiting for our flight ____________ an hour.
  15. Stewart hasn’t eaten any junk food ____________ several months.

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