For, since, in and from: grammar exercise

February 20, 2012pdf

Complete the following sentences using for, in, from or since.

1. I once studied the piano ………………………….. three years.

a) since b) for c) in

2. That house has been empty …………………….. two years.

a) since b) for c) from

3. I have known her ………………………. a long time.

a) for b) since c) from

4. We go away ……………………. three weeks every summer.

a) for b) since c) in

5. How long are you here ………………………?

a) for b) in c) from

6. It was the worst storm ……………………. years.

a) for b) in c) either could be used here

7. I will be here …………………….. four o’clock onwards.

a) from b) since c) either could be used here

8. I work ……………………. nine to five.

a) from b) for c) either could be used here

9. I have known her …………………….. three days.

a) for b) since c) either could be used here

10. ……………………… the dawn of civilization, people have made war.

a) since b) from c) either could be used here

Answers

1. I once studied the piano for three years.

2. That house has been empty for two years.

3. I have known her for a long time.

4. We go away for three weeks every summer.

5. How long are you here for?

6. It was the worst storm in / for years.

7. I will be here from four o’clock onwards.

8. I work from nine to five.

9. I have known her for three days.

10. Since / from the dawn of civilization people have made war.

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