Prepositions of Time

Prepositions of Time :

Prepositions of Time : for and since

We use FOR when we measure time (seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years).

For example :

1. He held his breath for five minutes.
2. She’s lived there for three years.
3. The British and Irish have been quarrelling for seven centuries.

We use SINCE with a specific date or time.

For example :

1. She’s worked here since 1983.
2. He’s been sitting in the waiting room since 3 o’clock.
3. Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions.

Example Sentences :

1. George Washington was born in Virginia on 1732.

2. After the American Revolutionary War (1775 and 1783), he was the Commander-in-Chief of the American forces.

3. Washington played an important role in the founding of the United States.

4. He became the first President of the United States.

5. He was the President from 1789 to 1797.

6. George Washington died at the age of 67 on the 14th December 1799.

7. The capital of the United States and one federal state are named after George Washington.

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