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    kmgh Guest

    Question Since and For

    Are there any other instances or rules for "since" and "for"?

    I know that for is used for general periods of time - 2 hours, three days, one month and since is used for a specific time - 1998, January, last week, one month ago.

    Thanks so much!

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    Re: Since and For

    'For' has many other uses as a preposition, without referring to time- it can indicate purpose (I went for a coffee). 'Since' can also be used to mean 'because' (take an umbrella since it's going to rain later)

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