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382 COMMENTS

thanks for nice lesson

koug

    why i couldnt see the test

    cathlea

    HI THERE TEACHER!! I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT HOW TO USE “EVER SINCE”, “SINCE AS” AND “SINCE THEN”. I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED.
    THANKS A LOT!!

    Andres

    thank you very much

    mohsen

    I have been studying right here on Engvid since February 2015

    kotoz

Alex,

I thank you so much ,,,

But I have a problem here in this clause :

I have known Dana ________ college.
• since
• for

Why the correct answer is since not for ?

Can you illustrate this point ?

All the best to you,,,

:)

Eeng

    College is a specific place in time. The sentence implies that you are no longer in college. Remember, to use “for,” you have to talk about a period of time.

    For example:

    I have known Dana for five years.
    I have known Dana for a few days.

    And here are some more examples using “since”:

    I have known Dana since college.
    I have known Dana since she moved to Saudi Arabia.

    I hope this helps. Thank you for your question.

    Alex

      This is very helping, I 100% enjoy your videos. I learned a lot english. Thank You for providing this lessons for me. Nice to Meet you on the Video!!

      koko tun

Thank you! This is very helpful

zamcity

    You from USA, so you are an expert in english. Aren’t you??
    Bye, Bye.

    Sueli Cardoso Tavares

      I’m actually from Canada. :)

      Alex

        Hi Alex , you are a good teacher If you don’t mind could you please send you e-mail id,then i can contact you whenever i need(shibuvargheseu@yahoo.com)

        shibu

        teacher,im from Tunisia,and i need to know more about that,and why in the QUIZ you put just few exemple,
        think you teacher for your help

        dhauoifi

        Thanks for your help……..

        sweety

thank you very much . This lesson is helpe me allot.

rema22

    “This lesson helped me a lot.” :)

    Alex

      very useful lesson thank you alot.

      Nihad Hamad

This lesson seems to be quite easy !

tuan_kkt

i like these lessons very much!

Rafael

I like very much you lesson, but I have been cunfuised for a long time ago in how to use “For” and “During”. So, can You help me to solve my problem, please???

Sabado Tomucene

    Hi,I too…

    albisha

thanks for that alex

ibrahim

i guess you was amazing mr alex and you have a unique way to explain and clarify the information

mamdouh

@ Koug

The answer is since because college is not a specific time, it is a duration of time say around 2-3 years. I hope I am right, if not please do explain me the correct answer.

Thanks in advance.

saiprasad_br

Dear teacher. This lesson is very very easy. It was too helpfull
Thank you.

Sueli Cardoso Tavares

thank you very much is good away to expain and very clear lesson

from yemen ASAAD
thank you ………………………….for all “ENGVID.COM”

ASAAD

Thanks for you Alex!

ISTVAN

Hello Alex,
I would like to take e quiz, I’m the member of EngVid and I do not see any opportunity how to take a quiz about this lesson.
Any advice?

Thank you, Gimmi ( ^__^ )

Gimmi

    Ops, it just came up by itself.

    Does that means that I have to wait and not to navigate for the quiz?

    Thank you to everybody, from Gimmi ( ^__^ )

    Gimmi

Thank you! This is very helpful.
the speed is good too.

pyman

well,that exellant you do help to knoe the difference between the both bue i have a problem with this selection so itis good to know my mistake and learn of course from it

zahra

Is this phrase grammatically correct? “Since 2002, there are only five types of chocalate ice cream.” I’m concerned that I am using the wrong verb tense or word choice.

tom

    You are using “since” correctly, and your word choice is fine as well. Just in case, could you maybe type that sentence in a different way? What exactly are you trying to say? Your one mistake is not spelling chocolate correctly.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Alex

Thanks for taking this English quiz! Your score: 85.71 You got 6 correct out of 7.’

thank you so much Alex!

fanny

thank you teacher you speach is music ro ears and i would like to remain thanking to you

farhan

hi,ALEX ,GOOD DAY
i have a questioin which make me frustrated and that is “what is the different between the following two sentences,
– i am focused
-i have focused
and what is the correct one?
aboamr

aboamr

Thank you so much! It’s important to know SINCE I moved in USA :)

Коля

Thank you very much! This lesson was very useful for me.

Riva

Good work!

aldebert

thank you for the lesson. It’s help to me a lot.

arlyn_abb

Hi Alex

I am new user. Your lessons are very good and I am learning a lot from this.
I have a doubt in the last question.

They have been making together _______ the early 1980s.

* since
* for
The word “early 1980s” tells that, it may be 1970 – 1980 or before that. So it may refers to particular duration of period.

Why the correct answer is since not for?

Please explain me about this with an example.

Sathya

    Is it because the emphasis is on the starting point?

    katalina61

Thank you very much for this lesson. I have been taught for this subject since i was still in school but i didn’t understand it as much. This really helped.

black rider

thanks alot

sabah

Thanke U . This is soo good .I’m better now . guys I have a big test next week, give me some beneficial counsels .
See ya later…….

gago

sorry…. Happy new year

gago

i like these lesson very much. It is really useful to improve my Enghlish. my Enghish is not good so I want to find the same lesson on wedsite. I cant afford to follow expensive courses and I want to buy books and CD_ROOM to learn at home. Could you show me where to buy them. I’m Vietnamese and now I live in Ha Noi Vietnam. Please show me those places to buy or send me some massages to my site. My gmail:daoducphuong.tdb@gmail.com . Thanks you very much

Ducphuong

please share me your learning enghish expirence. i love english. i need it for my jod my career.

Ducphuong

hello and thank you for your care im not a native im from algeria and i want to speak as a native can i???thank you…

raouf

i realy love u all.you help me a lot to improve my english

bjbj

That is cool to learn Since and for in easy way, Great teachers. :)

Sikandar Rahimi

Hi everyone!this lesson is very usefull and helpfull! Hey, Alex! Could you make a video lesson about definite and indefinite articles!
Thank you in advance!

Nikita

excellent websit. great teachers are teaching us. i am learning a lot.

zarmeena shahid

it’s really very useful

Bunty

I was always confused with(for and since)it’s give me a lot of help….all teachers are great and have a great method of teaching…everyday I watch your videos.

kiren

Hello Alex thank you for be a good teacher.

Pavoreal

Hello Alex.i thank you very much for such a good lesson.i got the difference.

“All The Best”.we Want You To Give Some More Lessons Alex!

Bhuvanesh

thank you Alex!

very nice!

Seungho

hi Alex ! excellent lesson, thnak you so much. you have removed my great confusion .

drmkayum

Alex is an excellent teacher. Thanks. The topic was interenting and the teacher explained the class in a simple way.

Genesis

Thank so much Alex you taught a nice lesson
and now i know how to use since and for

jac

this is very much helpful to me.

Priya

hi Alex thanx a lot, first time I could understan the difference between these two words. you are a excellent teacher.

drmkayum

thnk u very much for such a imperative quiz

Amjad Raj

hi Alex…this test is very useful ….i understood this easily

yasir

I am pleased because I am learning every day more with you thank you for your free lessons

Miriam

Thanks Alex , yesterday i took this lesson at the British counsil ^_^

Abdullah Hamza

Thanks Alex

amina

thnk you very much

srab

thnk u very much

srab

thnk u very much thnk u very much thnk u very much

srab

Thank you a lot.Could you please tell what should be used in the following sentence ?

My fate has been pre-determined ___ years.

Niranjan Sahoo

hi mister Alex
thank u alot but i still dont understand when we must ask a question in persent perfect bcz i Ask a question in the present perfect because I always understand it according to the rules of my language or the meaning that settled in my mind for us, there is no difference between the words in the past I took my medicine.and saying in the present perfect i have taken my medicine.
i wish you help me plz bcz i love english so much and i want to learn it .bye

hissoka

sorry . i mean ask a question like :
have you taken ur medicine ?
did you take ur medicine ?

hissoka

thank u mister Alex for this test i Succeeded in answering when i er _ hearing to ur video time after time .thank u a lot but still have a problem about ask a question in p perfect

hissoka

hi sir
i still don t know when must be used the present perfect . and when i speak with my friends about something happened in the past i don t know if should be used this sentence or that :
did u read my letters ?
have u read (red) my letters ?
did u broke the window?
have u broken the window ?
plZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzz sir help me bcz i lost my self-confidence
bye

hissoka

Dear Sir,
Here is a problem for me. I couldn’t understood the “word” like when it is used in the beginning of the sentence. For example, like my father she prays five times a day. Please tell me what is the world like in grammar here in this sentence?

Ali

Thank you for your lessons, I’ve learned a lot with this videos. I already learning about since, for, ago with this ones. I need to learn about whatever, whenever, whichever, whoever and wherever, if you could help me, I thank you so much.

Pau

i really get a lot new about since n for. thankful 2 u. thanx.

sarah

Thanks for your classe Alex, and thank for your answers. That explains you’re a good teacher !

Raulo

thank you very much sir, your act of clearing of doubt is perfect and encourage someone to know it from deep point.

khem Raj(India)

dear sir i like your all lessons because all they are helpful for us but i want to give you and your institution a suggestion that if you will provide a written note of description at the header of your screen beside watching your lesson then it will prove more beneficial to us because then we can read your lesson about at particular topic and also listen your lesson.for example as your descriptive note on the lesson before enter into the lesson( No more confusion with ‘for’ and ‘since’! Depending on whether you want to talk about how long you have been doing something, or when you started doing something, you will need to use one of these two words. Find out which is which in this English grammar lesson!)
you can add here about the description of the topic. please think about my suggestion.if we listen and the read a lesson then we can gain more reminds please do something about this.

khem Raj(India)

Thanks Sir

Shani

Dear Alex

your teaching method is very good.

Since is used for specific time/place etc.
For is used where a duration of time is given.

Saeed Mahmood Aslam

Hi Alex,
lesson was fantastic.I had a doubt between these two for a long time.Im expecting new more lessons from u guys.
THANK YOU

CRAZY

thanks so lot my friend
Im a new Canadian citizen (since) 2 years
Alex you are my best teacher .
GO CANADA

hamza

Hi Alex.Excellent lesson.My name i Sansar im from Mongolia.I have been learning English for 2years and i have got problem.Could you tell me? How can i explain myself and Picture.For example: Im 26 and I have big family and i live with my mother and wife.extra… …. Picture means: Any logo,art,and …

Could you send me some example via my E-mail add please! Thank you! /sainaa_1984@yahoo.com/

Sansar

thx

Haseeb

Hi Alex.Lesson is very clear.I have much confused the use of these two words. your teaching method is very good.Thanks a lot.

JALAL MIR

Once again. Thank you very much. You explained it very well.Listening to your lectures is very interesting as always.

God bless

strawberry cake

thanx Alex….the lessons are very helpful.I can understand the lessons.But i can’t speak English fluently.Can u please suggest how can i improve my English??
Thanx again.

insia

thanks for teaching
and i want to know clearly about Past Perfect Continues

chantra

Hi Alex, thank you for teaching,It is very helpful for me.

rajen

it was to the point and explained nicely and simply. Thanks a lot. And the quiz really helped in fixing the concept to mind.

atif

thnk u very much Thank u Alex, thank you for teaching,It is very helpful for me.

Imtiaz

i like it thinku teachre Alex it is good i laren a lot .
Mesi from botswana

meseret L D

Hi,
I am a little confused.Why can one say ,`” The sun has been shining since last week” i thought week is a a duration of time and not a point in time.
Can u then say,i have been in hospital since 3 months?
thxs

zuzu

pls tell me which sentence is correct or wrong and why.

Jim has been misbehaving since the weekend.

Jim has been misbehaving since THE past 3 days

Jim has been misbehaving for 3 days

Jim has been misbehaving since friday.

It has been 3 days since Jim has been misbehaving

Thank u

zuzu

    “Jim has been misbehaving since the weekend.” — CORRECT
    “Jim has been misbehaving since THE past 3 days.” — WRONG; change since to for.
    “Jim has been misbehaving for 3 days.” — CORRECT
    “Jim has been misbehaving since friday.” — CORRECT, but capitalize ‘Friday’ :)
    “It has been 3 days since Jim has been misbehaving.” — WRONG. This is a strange sentence but you could say “It has been three days since Jim started misbehaving.”

    engVid

Hi alex!

I want to ask you some questions as below:
What is different between however,although, ..

thanks.

hun

hi zuzu,

Jim has been misbehaving since the weekend. omit “the”

Jim has been misbehaving since THE past 3 days. you should use “for”

Jim has been misbehaving for 3 days

Jim has been misbehaving since friday.

Jun_January2010

Hi Alex!
Thank you so much for the lesson.

RSagum

Thank u sir for another great lesson…

Swapnil

hmm.. nice lesson. realy i got new sence.thanks

siraj

its gave me a new sense thanks.

siraj

thanks teacher!your voice is so clearly to listen. I got 100 marks in the test of this lesson! hihi! thanks!

PearlChau

you lessons are best thank you

svmg

EngVid has got very good lessons. Its amazing, how in 4 minutes, i can understand this. awesome. Thank you very much Alex.

jguerreiro1

i wanted hotta learn e.g.thx for help

king s.

Thanks Alex,I’ve got100% marks on this point.Could you please tell me is this sentence right?
“I have been waiting for a year”

hasiz

Good lesson Alex
Thank you

aerith

this is an incomplete exercise on for and since. I don’t like it.

Prachi

    How can we improve it?

    Alex

I’ve learnt a lot of things!

gim gim

sir alex you taught this topic superbly .I start taking your class now and you are a very good teacher.

seemi

THANKS ALOT my teacher

ahmed abdi

Dear Alex,

After watching yr explanation I am understand how to use for and since with Present Perfect Tense. However, I still wonder if Since and For can be used in Present simple tense ? if yes could you pls. explain how to use it ?

Many thks.
Angella

Angella

    Hi Angella,

    I can’t think of an example where “since” can be used in the present simple to express time. However, you can use “for” in the present simple to talk about behaviour that is regular or generally true about yourself.

    “I practice guitar for 45 minutes every day.”

    “On Saturdays, I study English for a few hours.”

    Alex

      thank you,Alex.I learned a lot from your explanation

      Vusale from Baki

thank you so much alex for this lesson

monyr

thanx a lot!!! great teacher and lessons also!!

Gulina

This quiz was so easy 7 of 7 I feel like going out drink some beers. viva canada and mexico, so long.

Efrain

hello alex, how can i improve my writing because i can read and speak only 80% but i can’t write…from Nashville tn

orlando

thanks a lot T.Alex

hlate

hello , I’m Ammr

Ammar

thank you alot

Ammar

thank you very much foe such quizss

arslan

how can we improve our speaking

arslan

very easy English that help me to understand the topic as well as your conversation. from many years I am in search of this kind of program thanks.

amina

merci beaucoup!!!enjoyed the test:))))))))

mira

Is simple

Araceli

Thanks Alex for your clear and good topic on your lesson.I got 100% correct on your quiz because of your way of teaching.Hope that,there are more lessons to come.

joneru

Thanks Alex ….very nice lesson

ana

thanks — i want lesson about modal verbs

jojo

Thanks a lot!!!

Bibi

Thank’s Alex
This Lession is very useful for all who wanna know about usage of Since, and For.
It’s very good. thanks again.

Mirza Abubakar

Hi,
Someone asked me about a sentence they found in a text book, ‘since you’ve arrived the weather’s been awful’. They asked why the present perfect was used instead of the present simple. Is this sentence correct or is it a mistake?
Thank you

Abbi

thank u (:

judith9

I have been looking for good english garmmar lessons for long time…now i got it..vvv nice

ayesha

thank you

coco

thanx alex you are a great teacher i had just only one question wrong:)
is this sentence rite.. million of thnx:)

hani

hey, just one more question. I wonder if it’s okay (not necessarily correct) to say “I’ve been feeling a little bit depressed (ever) since I have this banging headache”; how bad does it sound? thanks in advance.

m.a.t

    Hi m.a.t,

    It’s almost correct.

    “I have been feeling a bit depressed (ever) since I got this pounding (more common) headache.”

    I hope this helps!

    Alex

      Hi Alex. I really need in your explanation. Is the next sentence correct?
      ‘(ever) Since i own the coffee shop I have been very busy.’
      ‘Since i own the coffee shop’ (here i mean i still have the coffee shop)
      Thanks a lot.

      Shiko4455

Thank you so much indeed. You guyz have been doing a great job.

could you explain me the meaning between below sentences
1. It has rained since 9am.
2. it has been raining since 9am.

Mohammed Azam

    There is very little difference in meaning in those two sentences. The only grammatical difference is that when you use the present perfect, you are focusing on the end result – on the act itself. When you use the present perfect progressive, you are focusing on the process. Mentally, there is a different picture of the event in a native speaker’s mind when you use these two sentences, but the meaning itself is the same.

    Alex

      1. It has rained since 9am. –> It’s not raining anymore now (the rain has stopped) but you can still see the street is wet as the result of raining.
      2. it has been raining since 9am. –> It’s still raining now.

      Isn’t it so Alex?

      gimmehunny

        u almost there ,but i disagree, we use the present perfect continuous when we talk about an action which began in the past and has recently stopped or just stopped:
        Is it raining ?
        No, it isn’t but the street is wet.
        It has been raining.

        here are some examples:
        You are out of breath.Have you been running ?

        belaid

another 100… thank u…

ratnaahmad

Thanks Alex
I love this way of teaching
God bless you

Sallam

Oh I forgot my quiz is full 10/10

Sallam

a lesson .it help me lot

mai

Hi Alex,
I would like to appreciate the way you are teaching. With regard to “since” & “for” why did you use in present perfect tense only ? For instance, we can say or write like” Since I’m not good in English, I fell TOEFL test.” what is the difference between the above, my sentence & your examples. Thanks a lot.

Abe

thx

hapkido

thanks alex

azfar

Thanks !

ducson178

The quiz was ver interesting, need is to upload more tricky quzies, it was a simple ones

MARYAM NASEER

This really works! Thanks,Alex :) you helped me a lot!

LoL

alex u r the best teacher

sana

Thank you very much Mr.Alex. Your lesson and explain is very good and i can see it.

Christo

thankyou alex ,the lesson was quite interesting.

usha george

great explanation

marget

Your score: 85.71 You got 6 correct out of 7..’thank you for this free English lesson I’ve learned a lot from you sir Alex…could you teach me for free??i want to be fluent in English…thank you so much

bessymelai

thanx for the help

bhawna

i have been working for last two hours…. or i have been working since last two hours..??
please tell me

harry

    i have been working for last two hours

    cralx2k

Thank you very much. This is a fantastisc lesson

Noor

This website rocks. Thank God I found this. Finally I’ll be able to improve my English. God bless you ALL the teachers. Carlos

cralx2k

Hi Alex
Thanks for your lesson.:-)

yasmine

Respected Sir,
If I write english sentences.You can guide me that these are right or wrong.
I hope you will consider my request.
God bless you.

Bilal

its very helpfull to improve my english knowledge.
thanks to all, may god bless you.
varghese

varghese

thans a lot SIR,Alex
u r great teacher

muhammad idrees

this topic is really important and i really enjoeded. i want to say thank you for all your hard work with us Gad bless you.

shwan

Thanks Alex .

Yorsy

Hi!
This lesson helped me a lot… thank you Alex!
with best wishes to you. Edyta from Poland

edyta28

I really enjoy learning here =)

cyntya

thanx for great & easy teaching methods.

joshu

hi alex thanx for that lesson i am very enjoyed and learnt so thnx

saadat ali

Thanks . i get 100% is nice .:( by i have a big problem when i have to write i can do right i am study for get my GED , i have a lot of problem with my easy am really appreciate with this lesson .

kmcatracha

Hi! Alex m sudip from INDIA I wanna learn english & I wanna sound in english speaking cause m not sound at spoken english plz give me some best tips which enables me to improve my skill thank u…

sudip

DEAR ALEX, THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR LESSONS!!! YOU ARE VERY NICE !!!!!!!!!

indlola

Thanks a lot.

dine2k2000

thank you alex. what can I do to improve my writing? I always fail on my test.please give me Idea thank you

bernadette

Hello Alex,
We want to learn Grammer.It is better for me.Thanks

Asif Iqbal Khokhar

Hi. A lex! Would you mind explaining me clear how to choose and use the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous? Many thanks in advances.

ratha

While i am teaching my students, I am facing with some problems. the problems are that When should we use present perfect and when should we use present perfect continuous tense? Do you have any specific clues to make them easily understand?

ratha

the lesson talking about for and since.
i pass the quiz i got 7 out 7 that mean 100 out 100 right.
finally i like to say thank you so much Mr. Alex

ibrahim magale

This is a great and easy way to learn english.

Stephannie Aycart

Hi Shibu
Your lesson on “FOR’ and ‘since’ was interesting.Good you have chosen the functional method.Please let me know whether agree to and agree for convey the same meaning

raji

Hi,this lesson is very helpful for me thank you for submitting this lesson.

Bhawana Rana

Hi,Alex your lessons was helped for my English alot.Thanks Alex

lnguyen

hey thanks it helped me a lot

parul

Dear Alex,
Cau teach prepositions lessons & Direct & Indirect speech?

gogineni thomson

Very practical

daniel

Thank you Alex
The best for you :)

Rowida Taweel

I appropriate for your free lesson, it was really helpful.

VAHID

Thank you Mr. Alex..

insi

wonderful lesson, you make it very easy for me. Thanks

Shafqat Ali Khan

hey, i have a question….
can i say … I listened to music since i was 5 years old?

hassan ali mohamud

can u just tell me the usage of since when…

jyothish

Thank you Alex, it was a clear explanation. I hope you red this message. Best regards.

Cecilia Andrade

Thank you Alex, Nice and clear explanation.

Cecilia Andrade

Sir,
what do we use since / for ?
———- a short time and why ?

Jayitha Devineni

Hey..Thanks, I like this video . It was really helpful :D

Vivian

thank for the lesson

jovy

Thanks for the great helpful. I think this is the better way to learn how to describe about scince and for!

John

Hello Sir,
Which sentence below is correct?
“He has spent 7 days in the hospital since he had an accident”
Or,
“He spent 7 days in the hospital since he has had an accident”
I would really love to know the answer, Thanks.

Mike

thanks for the lesson
but
when can we consider the action in finish or not finish?

emad1968

Hello
Thank you, Mr. Aziz, Alex. These lessons on the good and wonderful

samire

thanks alex i’ve learn such a nice lesson from u.

shaa

Now i`v got the right concept regarding since and for. Thanx Alex

Danish

very good

mashuab91

Since and For
Actually they ware very simple :)

Hossam

very nice .

malik

thank you soo much for this class……!!! it’s nice.

perazaya

sir i had many problems regarding to this topic……but you have solved my problems..
thanx alot:)

chanchal das

thankx for lesson that was very interesting

abdeljalil

hello sir.
There is one example.
(since/for) four hours, he is busy in his laboratory.
What will be used here? since or for?
Thanks in advance.

sandy

Can you explain that ?
for many years,for many years
why don’t we use FOR?
and other question
1-I started this job last year.Since then,I have had lots of troubles.
2-I have had a lot of trouble since I started this job last year.
what’s the difference of those clause ?

oxygen49

I have learned something on this video.Thank you so much.

king

At the first time , l visit this web site
this site will be good for me. thank you

femata

Thank you ^^
this is useful for me.

selah

Dear Alex,
You’re one of my favorite teachers since I’ve been browsing this fabulous website as you answer to most of students questions briefly and clearly with a deep thought.. ;) God bless you for that..
Going through all comments n questions from this topic, reminds me of this :

Since you’ll be away, I’ll cover it for you.
or
Since it’s your duty, I’m not gonna do it.

How can I explain this ‘since’?
Perhaps another video covering various functions of ‘since’ would help?

And one more thing, I just realized that Canadian English (as teachers’ accent here) is very clear to ESL n EFL learner (it’s my opinion) or it’s just a coincident? So what about your slang, idioms, or expressions? Are they common? I mean can we also use it while talking to American or British or even Australian?

I hope I’m not asking too much..

Yours Faithfully,
Henny

p.s. Merry Christmas n Happy New Year for everyone, may peace will always be upon us..

gimmehunny

Hi Sir Alex, Nice to meet you on Engvid I really happy for that Engvid help for us. and Henny is also helped me to this Chapter.

Zafar Ali Soomro

Thank’s Alex, I got 7/7 he he he, it’s became easy with your lesson….

jopix

Hi,sir Alex,thanks for this wonderful lessons. i am so happy to find this website and helpful teachers.my english is weak but it will be good because you and your site.thanks.

abc

Hello Alex,
your lessons are great . I have been learning English for 3 years , and I have got some problems with Present Perfect and Present Perfect Progressive.
Could you please be so kind and explain when I have to use which time forms.
have a good one.
Pozdrawiam.

biglebowski

very helpful thank you very much

vnita

Hmmmmmmmm
wao it was interesting

Muhammad Mohsin Anayat

thank you so much but i don’t understand the defferant betwen for and since

tania

hi dear Alex

would you please tell me this sentence is correct or not?
i have been living hear since 8 years ago.

i am not sure about the correct use of SINCE here. it is so important, please tell me
thanks

laleh

i am waiting for your answerrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

laleh

100/100 Thank you Alex…

AGM71

hello sir, where can i able to see the test questions here?

megz123454

Thank you so much for teach English on the web. I love the way you explain each lesson.

Blanca

its very good way to help those,who want to learn english language.thanks a lot ALEX

mudassar abbas jrnwla

Dear Alex

**Our Land phone has been disconnected since last 3 days**

Is this Correct?

Hamshaj

    no here ‘for’ use because ‘since’ is use for fix time which it is disconnected and ‘for’ use for quantity of time.for example my phone is disconnected for 3 days

    mujeeb

hi sir
i have little confusion in since for and from my teacher say that since is use for specific time date and for is use for quantity for example you say that.she is waiting for 45min but there is specific time why you not use since and last one is, i have lived here for 4 year it is right because there is quantity of time use so use for but i have a big confusion in since and from plz help help me

mujeeb

I want to know why you used in one sentence,
I was not used to driving
(not)I was used to drive
I know what u used is correct, I have seen like this sentence in some books and articles
I want to know when to use this tense and what is called in grammar

omee

great page today i learn use of since and for ……..

khudadad

thank you very much for this lesson i was having trouble when i used “for & since” so you have moved this trouble
at the end thank you so much for all your lesson i found them very helpful ,,,,, correct my mistakes please

mouhammed

I like your teaching method .you are great person .I love you.

imran

thank you so much alex.i was little confused on using since & for .i came across your website and it was very helpful for me as my examz are going on .

hena anvar

thanks a lot

elwahchhh

thanks mr alex

elwahchhh

thankxx dear alexx,,,,

asad nizamani

Hello!
What does this sentence mean:”It has been four years since he was a teacher.”?
Does it mean He hasn’t been a teacher for four years or He has been a teacher for four years?

Wei Rung

very helpful lesson..Thanks!!!

priya

its really helpful lesson ! thank you :D

Haya Rashid

yes i get 7, thats all coz of u,you are great techer mr alx thanks

gh

Which is sentes correct “I know him” or “I’ve known him”

Ahmet Pasha

Hi i!!got 7!!LOL thank you so much
plus, I want to know some conversations to talk with my foreign teacher:) plz help me

Chloe

Hi Alex, I’m Tomas from Cuba. I’ve lived in USA for the last 5 years and your lessons are helping me so much. You’re excellent teacher and I can understand you 100%. Don’t quit. We need you. Thanks.

Tomas.

Thank you Alex..Hope I’ll pass my exam :(

nerxhivane

thx alot
finally i got it :)

baha

Hi. Alex. I wish you’re fine. Thanks for this lesson. I like your way at explain the lesson. You are always calm in your class,it’s your personality. That makes everyone love your lessons.

jesus1992

thanks Aliex. your teaching is very good.

antony

Aliex,
i am having a doubt about point of time and period of time regarding my professional experience in my resume.
could u plz solve this for me.

•Working as a Software Engineer at TCS, Chennai since Feb 2010 to till date.
•Working as a Software developer at Defiance Technologies, Chennai from Sep 2008 to Jan 2010.

is this two sentences correct or not.
plz send reply.

sandeep

    hi sandeep,sorry for disturbing,to my mind you are correct

    Vusale from Baki

Thank you so much

gana12

wow.. superb…
Thanks alex….

Raghu

thank you so much Alex
you solved my problem

mohammed1990

i got : 100.00 You got 7 correct out of 7
thank u so much

mohammed1990

Great lesson alex..thx

Nisha

hi teacher, i m a new user iwant to improve speaking english will u plz guide me from whic
h lesson i should start?

meher

Hi Alan

behram khan

Hi
I got 100 %.. very useful lesson it was.
thanx

Sajjad Malik

i hate blanks

anon

hi,Alex,If you don’t mind could you please send you e-mail id,then i can contact you whenever i need.I work as a translator(in english)and i have some problem using words.pleaseeeeeeeeee dont object.I am waiting your respons.I am grateful beforehand.

Vusale from Baki

Alex,ua the best!!

Prasad

I have been in Syracuse,NY for three years ,and i didn’t see a great teacher like you and our lovely lady the teacher
Ronnie.God Bless you all
safaa

safaa khalil

please we need more about phrasal verbs
and slang language
safaa

safaa khalil

Thank u Mr Alex, i actually benefits from this topic.

usman

I got it ! Thanks so much !

Daniela

what should we use (since/for)before
last-weak/year/10 years and so on?

lakshman a v

thank you very much

cordelia04

“doing that since i was a kid ”
is this correct ?

thank you very much

Odara

hai dear

ramesh ramee

Hi teachers!! I want to know the difference in using given,since and because in sentences. I will surely appreciate any comments. Thanks!

krysstal

thankx Alex this help me alot

Burhan Akhtar

Your score: 85.71 You got 6 correct out of 7. :/

doris83

i am more confidence after watched your teach..

zaza

this lesson help me in my
studies

hassan qureshi

this lesson helps me in my studies

hassan qureshi

Hey Alex! Great lesson. I wanted to know how to explain the difference to my students in Portuguese. Your lesson was well explained. Thank you so much.

phalkon

Its wonderful to see the way you are responding Mr.Alex, from today i have decided to be a regular user of this site, nice one.

Regards

Aazar

is it correct:-

since i’m a good listener i will learn english easily.

Ankur

Hi Mr. Alex.
I’m a teacher from India. A question I had given for a test in the present perfect tense was ‘ I___________________ (play) football since my childhood.(Answer: have played)

Alice priya David

I have a question,is this sentence is correct?
Since she was a child,she likes sports,especially water sports,such as swimming and water skiing.

Nisha

you guys are great .. thanks for your help……

rajan

thanks iam v.good now full mark

dodo

Hi Alex I would like to thank you for this helping vidio , it is really helpful.

Salwa Salman

what should i use in this sentence
i am not feeling well since Friday or i am not feeling well or almost 2 days.

numl

thanks to my great teacher Alex i got a perfect score! keep up the good work sir!

khukz

thanz……………
ou got 7 correct out of 7.
:D

Hasitha

he has been doing this job…..many years.(since or for)

which preposition has to place in the blank?

karan

    many

    amir678

      i didnot listen u r lecture so thats why i didn’t deliver my comment

      amir678

salut, d’abord je remercie votre excellence de nous avoir aidé,j’ai commencé d’étudier la langue d’anglais,et donc je me confond entre “for” et “since”. est-ce que ça sera possible de m’expliquer la base de ces derniers, et merci monsieur alex

soufiane

I love English grammar!!!

Thats great…!!!

I have learned more from Here
THANK YOU!!!

Irha Akbar

I am looking a sentence for “since”

Acually i need this for my homework

Irha Akbar

It was a brilliant class. Thank You alex

Halciyone

tanks you a lot Alex…

himalaya321

Thanks i have cleared different between since and for

nadirbhayo28

Which one is correct. Since when has she been sleeping or since when she has been sleeping.

sidh9991

It is very useful for me/us. Thank you very much.

Sekar

Is there a rule for using since in the present perfect and present perfect continuous?

Joe

Thanks a lot teacheeer. thank youuuuuuuuuuuu

Youness

Hi Alex,
Could you help me with the use of was/were for “audience”: “When the lights went off during the play, the audience was growing/were growing restless.” “The audience was/were clearly delighted with the performance.”

Rio

hi Alex,
is the sentence….”she is ill for six days .” correct…. if it’s not,then please provide the correct one….

sanjeev

Hi allex u helped me a lot by this chapter..u r gud teachr..u kno wt I was confused abt use of since n for…bt u didn’t ans a ques askd fstly in this ans series..d question was how to use since ever n since then..

nitin

thank you sir!!! I am clear. i got 7 out of 7,

sweety737

Some verbs e.g be, have,and know. How they used in the continuous?
thank you in advance
good job, i appreciate ur help, you have been helpful a lot

belaid

Thank you Alex :-)

cansen

hello thank you very much for these lessons . i hope to get me some informations about how to use : however ,whatever, and whoever . thanks

salehm86

Hello Alex Sir. I have got 5/7.I was confused on 1 question but you had written about earlier question in comments. You speaks slowly I easily understand what you are teaching and I like it.So,thank you Alex Sir!
With regards
Abhinav

abhinav2000

Please tell me if this sentece is correct

a)
I’ve been to mexico in the last year

b)
I’ve been there for 5 month

joesquezadas

Nice lesson! Short but effective. I have a question: when should I use whether or if? Thanks

sgmmm

Nice lesson! Short but effective. I have a question: when should I use whether or if? Thanks

amir678

Very informative! Simple yet common mistake by many! Thank you Sir Alex! More power and God bless!

Charmoron

yeah…i got 100%..:D

vsanjaya

hi,Alex thanks for giving a good lesson,I have been working as a teacher of English since 2005 and I m very happy with engvid videos.I have been watching your videos since last month,improved a lot in me. You are teaching very well. I have a doubt . Shall I use these with only perfect progressive or with other tenses ,some are using with some tense…please help me.

mouny

thank you so much for your it help me a lot to understand this matter.

Zuhair.b

thank you so much

Yellowrose

Thank you very much teacher Alex, you make it very easy too understand.

Iselita

    to* not too, sorry

    Iselita

Sir Alex, can you make an examples of sentences using ” Since I have met you” and “Since I met you”. would you use it in the beginning of the sentence, this will help me a lot.Thanks in advance.

aldz

you’re fit to be a teacher

reza_gh

Hi Alex, how are you?
First of all I want to say I love this website and all the lessons, really awesome work is done here.
I have a question…the last question of the quiz is:
the last question is :
They have been making together _______ the early 1980s.

since
for

Is it sth missing there? making what together?
or is make together an expression for sth? I asked a couple f people b4 asking u and wasting ur time. So that’s why I am asking, I am very curious and because of me a bunch of people are too.( hahahah)
Thank you very much!
Sorry to bother :)

alinersilva

Alex?

alinersilva

Hello Alex,I have a question about how to use Present perfect,statements with FOR and Since in to a question? thank you for your help. :)

Fatyhdez

Thank you Alex. Your classes are Excellent!!!

Candela F

i finished the 130 lessons of Alex, lstening ans writhing

moezbesbes

Excellent lesson, simple way to explain this subject, congratulations teacher.

cadavid18a

thank you ^^

boulboul18

Thank you

bammie

Thank you Alex.

Zeljka Horvat

very good lesson.thanks alex.

jhon22

7/7 ! thank you

Nonika

Why we do not use “for”for ..as ..for all day or all time
Please you give me your answer

on un

Thanks !! I needed this yesterday for my job and.. ouf !! it was right !

xFabian

This website is very useful.

dpphat

OMG! Thank you. Today It was a theme in my class room. Thank for your help. I have been studying very much.

Maite0508

Thanks Mr. Alex

ismailenglish

Thank you Alex, you are a great teacher!

Patterson

Alex Thank you for your very Good gob !!!!!! )

Vladkabatkovich

7/7 – very simple and good lesson. Thank you.

tacagero

Thank you very much teacher Alex, you make it very easy to understand.

Lingesh

Thank you, dear Alex!

fakhranda

Hello, I can’t understand your video called “How to use SINCE and FOR with PRESENT PERFECT”. But in the quiz there are questions in PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE. Why it so?

Roman81

Thank u my enlish teacher for ur Expline,my quetion is In what tenses we can use for,and sunse?
_ for,and since.are proposation?or what?

anaydadah

i got 86%

k.abed

I got 7/7.

MARCIO GREICK

I’s easy, all about the tenses in english

moezbesbes

I like so much your classe.
Thanks for you help.

patricia sosa

Thanks for this great lesson! It helped me a lot!!

raniabamhaoudi

Hi Alex your lessons are

Rororeem

Excelet. I like this class…

armandoespinal

i love it!

hyria

Thank you Alex

kheireddine007

7/7 Gool

Sunny Muffin

i can’t do the exam??
it doesnt open

sai12

Thanks!

shihai182

I understood HOHOH

Thanks for the lesson

calvito

Thanks for the lesson. Topic inderstood

calvito

Thanks Alex for making my life Easier! Your Explanation on the topic is totally clear and helpful. Thanks to you, I will be able to explain since and for to my students in an easy and dynamic way. I hope in the future you explain all the uses of the present perfect with the rest of the words such as: yet, already, just, never, and ever in one single Video Lesson!

Hugs from Ecuador (South America),
Byron.

byronrene31

Thanks a lot , Alex . I comprehend this prepositions very well. No lore doubts when and how to use it. Take care,Augusto.

Lenin71

Very good lesson, Alex. Thanks a lot.

Acmqueiroz

Thanks Alex, great lesson and very easy to understand.

Chetta Rella

Thank you

Doaa86

alex you are super teacher .. ;)thank you .

zurakakuria

I have watched the video since 2 pm, thank you Alex

mcnacho

It’s a good lesson!!! Thanks

Giuseppe3131

thanks my teacher .i have got 100 scales thanks

TOUFIK269

I got 100 thank you so much

T-a-r-a

best lesson

Sarwar.Kurd

Nice teaching.
Thanks a lot for it!
All the best!

Olimpus

thank you Mr.Alex

Aml Mounier

Thank you very much Mr. Alex.

Alex-1956

Thanks! I have been trying to figure the perfect tense since yesterday. With lots of practice, I am seeing results in my writing.

sjames87
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