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For

We use for + a period of time to say how long something happens.

Two birds are standing behind a fisherman waiting for him to catch some fish.

We have been waiting for two hours for him to catch some fish.

• Alonso has been sleeping for eight hours.
(For + period of time)
• We waited for 20 minutes outside the bar.

Remember: For with a time period. While for two actions at the same time. No time period with during.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: We use for + a period of time to say how long something happens. We use during + noun to say when something happens. We don’t write a period of time with it.

    Use for or during to complete each sentence.

    Remember: We use for + a period of time to say how long something happens. We use during + noun to say when something happens. We don’t write a period of time with it.

    Use for or during to complete each sentence.

  • Remember: For with a time period.

    I will be able to surf for many hours.

     A surfer is riding a small wave. Behind him are many, many more small waves.

     

  • For, During or While?
    During no time period. While two actions. For with time period. (3:15)

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