Since vs. For | Class 5 English Grammar Worksheet

This grammar lesson explains the use of since or for. There is also a worksheet to test your understanding of rules regarding the use of since and for. 

Read the following sentences.

  • Raju has been watching TV for 2 hours.
  • I have been doing my homework since morning.

Since and for are time adverbs. There is a difference between them. We use for to indicate the duration – for 2 hours, for months, for ages, for centuries etc.

Since shows the point at which an action or situation began – since morning, since yesterday, since July, since Monday, since my school days etc.

Note that since and for are usually used with the present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses.

  • We have lived in Delhi for 15 years. OR We have been living in Delhi for 15 years.
  • We have lived in Delhi since 2005. OR We have been living in Delhi since 2005.

Since vs. For | Grammar Worksheet

Fill in the blanks with since or for

1. She has been waiting there ………………… hours.

2. It hasn’t stopped raining …………………… yesterday.

3. I have known him …………………….. my school days.

4. They have lived in this town ………………….. 1996.

5. Suma has been married to Ajay …………………….. 16 years.

6. The exhibition has been going on …………………. Monday.

7. I have been working in this office ………………………… 10 years.

8. The children have been playing ……………………….. morning.

Answers

1. She has been waiting there for hours.

2. It hasn’t stopped raining since yesterday.

3. I have known him since my school days.

4. They have lived in this town since 1996.

5. Suma has been married to Ajay for 16 years.

6. The exhibition has been going on since Monday.

7. I have been working in this office for 10 years.

8. The children have been playing since morning.

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