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Session 2

In today's One-minute English Kee will explain how to use ‘for’ and 'since'.
आजच्या One-minute Englishमध्ये की तुम्हाला 'for' आणि 'since' चा वापर कसा करायचा ते शिकवणार आहे.

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For vs Since

In today's One-minute English Kee will explain how to use ‘for’ and 'since'.
आजच्या One-minute Englishमध्ये की तुम्हाला 'for' आणि 'since' चा वापर कसा करायचा ते शिकवणार आहे.

Watch the video and read our language summary to answer the questions in the quiz.

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Hi guys, this is Kee from BBC Learning English. Today I'm going to tell you how to use 'for' and 'since'.

We use 'for' to describe how long an activity or a situation lasts. For example, I can say 'I go running every day for 10 minutes' – that's not true though.

On the other hand, 'since' is used to describe when an activity or a situation began. For example, I can say 'I have been recording this video since 10 o'clock'.

So, remember 'for' is used to describe how long an activity or a situation lasts, whereas 'since' is used to describe when an activity or a situation began.

It's easy, isn't it?

Function (वापर)

एखादी घटना, परिस्थिती किती काळ टिकेल किंवा घडत राहील हे सांगण्यासाठी 'for' वापरतात.

  • I go running every day for 10 minutes.
  • I try to read for a few hours on weekends.

एखादी गोष्ट कधीपासून सुरू झाली किंवा कधीपासून घडत आहे हे सांगण्यासाठी 'since' वापरतात.

  • I have lived in this country since 2012.
  • Since last year, I have been collecting coins from different countries.

Structure (रचना) 

Both 'for' and 'since' are prepositions, so are followed by a noun phrase.

'For' आणि 'since' ही शब्दयोगी अव्ययं आहेत. ती नेहमा नामाच्या आधी येतात.

'For' is always followed by a noun phrase that expresses a length of time.

For नंतर वेळेची लांबी सांगणारं नाम येतं  For example:

  • for a day
  • for an hour
  • for two years
  • for a long time

'Since' is always followed by a noun phrase that expresses a point in time.

'Since' नंतर विशिष्ट काळाबद्दल सांगताना त्या वेळेआधी 'Since' वापरतात.  For example:

  • since 2012
  • since last week
  • since this morning
  • since my birthday
  • since Christmas

Game: For vs Since

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तुम्हाला काय काय समजलंय या भागातलं? चला या प्रश्नांची उत्तर देऊन तपासू.

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Extension: Present perfect & continuous

We often use 'for' and 'since' with the present perfect & continuous tenses. For example, if you began a job in 2012 and you still work there, you can say:

• I have worked here since 2012.

But you can also say:

• I have worked here for 6 years. (Presently it is 2018)

We can also use the present perfect continuous to talk about the same thing. 

• I have been working here since 2012.
• I have been working here for 6 years.

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