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Examples of sentences with for and since

For, in Spanish, means “para” and serves as a preposition in sentences to give context to the idea. It is also used when we need to announce a time frame. The same happens with the preposition since, only that it indicates the beginning of a time period.

When is for used in English?

When you write in English, take into account the cases in which for is used, so that the ideas are understood. You can use for if you want to give something to a person; or disclose the purpose of an action; also if you are going to express the result or consequence of an activity.

For, also helps with time lapses , as well as references to amount of time or a special time occasion .

Sentences with for

Let’s start by using for, to give something to a person. Let’s look at the examples in Spanish and English.

  1. Your work is excellent, that’s why we have a recognition for you. Your work is excellent, that’s why we have a recognition for you.
  2. When you graduate from college, I have a surprise for you. When you graduate from college I have a surprise for you.
  3. There is a gift for you under the Christmas tree . There is a gift for you under the Christmas tree.
  4. I want your health to improve, I’m going to buy the medicine for you. I want your health to improve, I’m going to buy the medicine for you.

For, to express an idea about purpose.

  1. This home is for multi-family residential use only. This house is for multi-family residential use only.
  2. These cars will not be for sale for the winter season. These carts will not be for sale during the winter season.
  3. I need money for February and April. I need money for February and April.
  4. This park is only for children under the age of ten. This park is only for children under ten years old.

For, to indicate consequence or result

  1. He did 4 years of industrial technical career for fun. He did 4 years of technical industrial career for pleasure.
  2. I was not at the meeting for health reasons. I was not at the meeting for health reasons.
  3. She was successful in the movies for her performance . She was successful in the cinema because of her performance.
  4. She left for love. She left for love.

For, to refer to amounts of time and special time

  1. The soccer team hasn’t played in years. The football team has not played for years.
  2. I walked for a long time without you. – I walked for a long time without you.
  3. Let’s get the family together for Christmas. Let’s get the family together for Christmas.
  4. We are going to have a mass for those most in need. Let’s have a mass for the most needy.

When is since used in English?

Since, means “from” and is used when you refer to a precise time, which begins something, or begins an activity, situation , story, among others.

Prayers with since

  1. I’ve been waiting since yesterday. I have been waiting since yesterday.
  2. This pool I frequent since I learned to swim. I have been using this pool since I learned to swim.
  3. My father has been working since he was a child. My father has been working since I was a child.
  4. The restaurant has been open since last year. The restaurant has been open since last year.

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