FOR – SINCE – WHILE – DURING
In English, we use the preposition ‘for‘ to talk about an amount of time, days or space while ‘since‘ refers to a point of time.
‘During’ is a preposition which is used before a noun (during + noun) to say when something happens.
‘While’ on the other hand, is used to talk about two things that are happening at the same time.
Look at these sentences:
- I have been teaching Math for 15 years.
- I haven’t seen Anna since we graduated high school.
- The last time I visited my parents was during my winter vacation.
- The parcel arrived while I was locking up the office.
Complete the sentences:
a. I haven’t been to any movie theater since…/ for…
b. Jimmy phoned his girlfriend while…/ during...