Uses Since, For and Despite, Definition and Example Sentences

Uses Since, For and Despite, Definition and Example Sentences





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For

We use FOR to talk about a length of time, a period of time.

Example Sentences

  • I have worked here for 8 years.
  • You have played football for ten years.
  • We have taught at this school for a long time.
  • He has been a student for eight years.
  • They’ve been married for 30 years.
  • She has been in prison for 6 months.
  • I haven’t been on holiday for ages.

 



Despite

Despite expresses a contrast between two things.  It is prepositional expressions.

Example Sentences

  • I love her despite her faults.
  • The young men said that they would do it despite all of the difficulties.
  • Despite being a millionaire, she lives in a very small flat.
  • Despite her young age, she did a very good job.
  • She still loves his despite the fact that he left him.

 

Since

We use SINCE to talk about a point in the past, a specific point in time.

Example Sentences

  • He has lived here since1993.
  • They have been at the hotel sincelast week.
  • I haven’t ridden a horse sinceI was 9.
  • You have worked here sinceyou left your school.
  • I haven’t been on holiday sincelast year.

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