Session-18- For-Since-Ago

We use for and since to say how long:

  • Jaya is in Mumbai. She has been there for three days  or since Monday 

Ramesh has been in Jaipur for six  months.

• We've been waiting for two hours.

• I've lived in Mumbai for a long time.

We use for + a period of time (three days / two years etc.):

We use since + the start of the period (Monday / 9 o'clock etc.):

We use ago with the past (started/did/had/was etc.).

• Suman started her new job three weeks ago.

• 'When did Tanmay go out?'   'Ten minutes ago.'

• I had dinner an hour ago.

• Life was very different a hundred years ago