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In today’s class, we shall be discussing present perfect with ‘since’ and ‘for.'” This topic focuses on using these time expressions to indicate the duration of actions or events in the present perfect tense.
Present Perfect With “since” and “for” Present Perfect With “since
Imagine we’re timekeepers, measuring the duration of actions with precision! ⏲️🗣️ Today, we’ll delve into the world of the present perfect tense when combined with “since” and “for.” Just as timekeepers use clocks and timers, you’ll use these expressions to convey how long actions or situations have lasted.
Present Perfect with “Since”:
When using “since” with the present perfect tense, we indicate the starting point of an action or event that continues into the present. For example:
“I have been awake since 8 o’clock.”
“Lunch has been ready since 2 hours ago.”
“Rain has been falling since morning”
Present Perfect with “For”:
When using “for” with the present perfect tense, we express the duration of an action or event up to the present moment. For example:
“I have been sick for two days.”
“Mom has been in the market for two hours.”
Can you give me more examples?
In today’s class, we explored how to use these time expressions in conjunction with the present perfect tense to convey the duration of actions or events.
Present Perfect with “Since”: This combination indicates the starting point of an action or event that continues into the present, emphasizing when it began.
Present Perfect with “For”: This combination expresses the duration of an action or event up to the present moment, highlighting how long it has been ongoing.
Mastering the use of “since” and “for” in the present perfect tense allows us to provide precise information about the timing and duration of various experiences
Evaluation and Questions:
Why is it important to use “since” and “for” in the present perfect tense? Can you think of a situation in your life that you can describe using these expressions?
Over the weekend, challenge yourself to have conversations or write sentences using “since” and “for” to convey duration. It’s like being a timekeeper for your own experiences!
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