for and since

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Dany

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Hello,

when I have to use "for" and when "since".

Example:

I lived here for six years.

Why can't I say: I lived here since six years. :?:
 

Dany

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Francois said:
6 years = duration
January 1st = date

for + duration
since + date

FRC

Thanks for your help, know I understand :D

Kind regards,
Dany
 
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