3.39.3: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

Hello students! Congratulations on completing Years 1 and 2 of American English. Now that you are better prepared and that your American English is stronger, during years 3, 4, and 5 of your American English studies with Maestro Sersea, you will receive a different English grammar lesson each week.

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2 thoughts on “3.39.3: Year 3 American English Lessons with Maestro Sersea

  1. Lesson 3.39.3: year 3
    Everyday Grammar.
    ” For versus Since”
    For and since are used to indicate the duration or starting point of an action or event that continues up to the present. Since is used with a specific point in time, such as his birthday, May, or 1975. For Example, we have been waiting since 8o’clock
    We haven’t seen him since his birthday.
    he has lived here since 1993.
    I haven’t been on holidays since last year.
    For is used for a period of time, such as six months,
    We have been waiting two hours, or three years.
    Maria has been working for six months.
    Haven’t seen Ali for three days.

  2. Dear teacher,
    Lesson 3.39.3: year 3
    Everyday Grammar.
    ” For versus Since”
    We often use for and since when talking about time.
    1- for + period: a “period” is a duration of time – five minutes, two weeks, six years. For means “from the beginning of the period to the end of the period”.
    Ex: They study for two hours every day.
    Ex: They are studying for three hours today.
    Ex: He has lived in Bangkok for a long time.
    Ex: He has been living in Paris for three months.
    Ex: I worked at that bank for five years.
    2- since + point: a “point” is a precise moment in time – 9 o’clock, 1st January, Monday. Since means “from a point in the past until now”.
    Ex: He has been here since 9am.
    Ex: He has been working since he arrived.
    Ex: I had lived in New York since my childhood.
    Ex: It was a year since I had seen her.
    Thank you for your lesson.

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