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Das Present Perfect beschreibt Handlungen, die bis in die Gegenwert andauern oder ein Auswirkung auf sie haben. Wenn man den Anfang dieser Handlungen näher beschreiben will, muss man passende Zeitangaben verwenden:

Infografik: Present Perfect since for

Since steht vor einer Zeitangabe, die einen Zeitpunkt bezeichnet:

It hasn't rained in the Sahara desert since 1989.

For steht vor einer Zeitangabe, die einen Zeitraum bezeichnet:

It hasn't rained in our town for two weeks.


Achtung
Die Signalwörter since und for können auch im Past Perfect verwendet werden, for auch im Past Simple.


Interactive Exercises

Since or for

Put in since or for!

1. Many people have been out of work for (???) many years.

2. Many people have been out of work since (???) then.

3. She's been teaching at our school since (???) 2001.

4. They've been going to that school for (???) four months now.

5. How long have you been playing the guitar, Tom? - Only since (???) September, dad.

6. We usually have a concert in summer. We've been doing that for (???) six years now, I think.

7. She's been hoping to get into the school band since (???) last term.

8. The school band hasn't been playing well for (???) months now!