Printable Handout: During, for and since

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Q1 - She was in Germany for the summer
She spent all or most of the summer on Germany
She just spent part of the summer in Germany
Q2 - Somebody took it from my desk during the afternoon
The speaker has a good idea as to what time in the afternoon it was taken
The speaker has no real idea as to what time in the afternoon it was taken
Q3 - They went to Spain during the summer holidays.
They probably spent all or most of the summer holidays in Spain
They probably just spent part of the summer in Spain
Q4 - Noone spoke during the news
This does not mean the whole news programme
This means they were quiet throughout the news programme
Q5 - He lived there for almost thirty years
He doesn't live there now
He lives there now
Q6 - She's been working there since the spring
She's probably going to change her job
She's probably going to stay in her job
Q7 - They've been friends since their schooldays
They have lost touch with each other
They haven't lost touch with each other
Q8 - I'll get it during my lunchbreak
It probably won't take all of the lunchbreak
It probably will take all of the lunchbreak
Q9 - They arrived for the film
They arrived after it had started
They arrived before it had started
Q10 - Jenny arrived during the film
She arrived after it had started
She arrived before it had started
Q11 - She hasn't phoned me for the last three weeks
The time period is unfinished
The last three weeks is a finished period of time
Q12 - It snowed during the night
The snowfall probably lasted all night
The snow probably didn't fall all night
Q13 - She was in hospital for the night
She stayed there all night
She didn't stay there all night

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