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Depuis, Pendant, Pour and il y a. The French prepositions depuis, pendant, andfar less commonly pour each express the __________ of an event a little.

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1 Depuis, Pendant, Pour and il y a

2 The French prepositions depuis, pendant, andfar less commonly pour each express the __________ of an event a little differently, with the result that many English speakers mix up depuis and pendant and overuse pour.

3 DEPUIS Depuis means _________" or _______." It is used with a French verb in the present tense to talk about an action that began ___________ and ___________ in the present.

4 Exemples Depuis quand étudiez-vous le français ? How long have you studied French? J'étudie le français depuis 3 ans. I've studied French for 3 years (and still do). J'étudie le français depuis I've been studying French since 2009.

5 Pendant Pendant means ________" and refers to the __________________ of an action in the past or future, with ________________ to the present.

6 Exemples Pendant combien de temps avez-vous étudié le français ? How long did you study French? J'ai étudié le français pendant 3 ans. I studied French for 3 years (and then stopped). Je vais habiter en France pendant 2 mois. I'm going to live in France for 2 months.

7 Pendant Pendant followed by a noun means _______________." In this sense, it is synonymous with ________________.

8 Exemples J'ai vu un film pendant mon séjour. I saw a film during my stay. Pendant ce temps, il m'attendait. During this time, he waited for me.

9 Il y a… Il y a means _________" and can only be used for things that are __________________. The verb in the sentence must be in the ________ and il y a must be followed by some reference to _________.

10 Exemples Je suis arrivée il y a une heure. I arrived an hour ago. Il a parlé il y a 5 minutes. He spoke 5 minutes ago. Il y a deux jours, j'ai vu un chat noir. Two days ago, I saw a black cat.


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