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    since and for

    In what time we use since and for


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    Re: since and for

    in what time we use sence and for


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    Re: since and for

    in what time we use since and for?

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    Re: since and for

    Quote Originally Posted by opportune View Post
    in what time we use since and for?
    There is no reason for posting the same question three times.

    since (sĭns)
    adv.
    1. From then until now or between then and now: They left town and haven't been here since.
    2. Before now; ago: a name long since forgotten.
    3. After some point in the past; at a subsequent time: My friend has since married and moved to California.
    prep.
    1. Continuously from: They have been friends since childhood.
    2. Intermittently from: She's been skiing since childhood.
    conj.
    1. During the period subsequent to the time when: He hasn't been home since he graduated.
    2. Continuously from the time when: They have been friends ever since they were in grade school.
    3. Inasmuch as; because: Since you're not interested, I won't tell you about it.
    [Middle English sinnes, contraction of sithenes : sithen, since (from Old English siththan : sīth, after + than, variant of thām, dative of thæt, that; see that) + -es, adv. suff.; see –s3.]


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    for (fôr; fər when unstressed)
    prep.
      1. Used to indicate the object, aim, or purpose of an action or activity: trained for the ministry; put the house up for sale; plans to run for senator.
      2. Used to indicate a destination: headed off for town.
    1. Used to indicate the object of a desire, intention, or perception: had a nose for news; eager for success.
      1. Used to indicate the recipient or beneficiary of an action: prepared lunch for us.
      2. On behalf of: spoke for all the members.
      3. In favor of: Were they for or against the proposal?
      4. In place of: a substitute for eggs.
      1. Used to indicate equivalence or equality: paid ten dollars for a ticket; repeated the conversation word for word.
      2. Used to indicate correlation or correspondence: took two steps back for every step forward.
      1. Used to indicate amount, extent, or duration: a bill for five dollars; walked for miles; stood in line for an hour.
      2. Used to indicate a specific time: had an appointment for two o'clock.
      3. Used to indicate a number of attempts: shot three for four from the foul line.
      1. As being: take for granted; mistook me for the librarian.
      2. Used to indicate an actual or implied listing or choosing: For one thing, we can't afford it.
    2. As a result of; because of: jumped for joy.
    3. Used to indicate appropriateness or suitability: It will be for the judge to decide.
    4. Notwithstanding; despite: For all the problems, it was a valuable experience.
      1. As regards; concerning: a stickler for neatness.
      2. Considering the nature or usual character of: was spry for his advanced age.
      3. In honor of: named for her grandmother.
    conj. Because; since.
    [Middle English, from Old English.]

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    #5

    Re: since and for

    They are actually three different posts, and they are all incorrect;
    When do we use since and for?

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