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Here is a quick article to help you make the difference between "Since" and "For".

Since and for both relate to when events happen.

Since

Rule

Use since + (a specific time) like May 12, or 10:11 a.m., or Monday, or "I was 20".

Since can only be used with the perfect tenses.

Examples

  • I have known him since September.
  • Amanda hasn’t been there since she was 20

For

Rule

Use for + (a length of time) like 1 hour, or 3 days, or 4 years.

For can be used with all tenses.

Examples

  • I have known him for 2 months.
  • Amanda hasn’t been there for 10 years.