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For We use for to state a period of time. We played basketball for two hours after work yesterday. Mr. Jefferson has been our neighbor for eleven years.

Since We use since to state a beginning point for an action that has continued up to the present. We often use since with the present perfect tense. He’s lived in Chicago since 2000. That company is very old. It’s been in business since 1847. For more information on the present perfect tense, see page 161.

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Do not use since for a period of time. Use for.

From … to/Until We use from… to or until to state a period of time. In this part of the country, it’s rainy from December to March. Today I worked from 8 o’clock until 6 o’clock.

Until We use until to state the end point of a period of time. They stayed out dancing until midnight. The shop stayed busy until closing time.

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

Correct Your English Errors Tim Collins  

Speak and write English as if it were your native tongue! Are you tired of making the same mistakes in English again and again? End the bad...

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