如何使用 「for」 和 「since」

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你每天從幾點開始工作?在表達時間或時間段時,通常會用到 「for」 和 「since」。比如:要表達 「從十點開始」,應該說 「since 10 o’clock」 還是 「for 10 o’clock」 呢? 「一分鐘英語」 教你如何使用 「for」 和 「since」。

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Kee
Hi guys, this is Kee from BBC Learning English. Today I’m going to tell you how to use ‘for’ and ‘since’.

We use ‘for’ to describe how long an activity or a situation lasts. For example, I can say ‘I go running every day for 10 minutes’ – that’s not true though.

On the other hand, ‘since’ is used to describe when an activity or a situation began. For example, I can say ‘I have been recording this video since 10 o’clock’.

So, remember ‘for’ is used to describe how long an activity or a situation lasts, whereas ‘since’ is used to describe when an activity or a situation began.

It’s easy, isn’t it?

用法總結

For vs since

1. We use ‘for‘ to describe how long an activity or a situation lasts.
介詞 「for」 用來描述一項活動或一個情況持續的時間。

  • I go running every day for 10 minutes.
  • I have been waiting for an hour.

2. We use ‘since‘ to describe when an activity or a situation began.
介詞 「since」 用來描述一項活動或一個情況開始的時間。

  • I have been recording this video since 10 o’clock.
  • We haven’t seen each other since 2010.