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1 Objectif: To express how long, or since when, something has been going on.

2 depuis depuis + le présent 1) has/have been _verb_+ing for x amount of time… 2) has/have been _verb_+ing since… (What does this grammatical structure express, regarding?)

3 What does this grammatical structure express, regarding? That the action has been happening, and STILL IS HAPPENING.

4 1) depuis → for + x amount of time N’ écrivez pas! I have been eating for 5 minutes. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 years. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 hours. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 seconds. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 decades. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 centuries. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 millenia. (… and I STILL AM eating)

5 1) depuis → for + x amount of time Écrivez! I have been eating for 5 minutes. → Je mange depuis 5 minutes. I have been eating for 5 years. → Je mange depuis 5 ans/années.

6 1) depuis → for + x amount of time N’ écrivez pas! I have been eating for 5 hours. → Je mange depuis 5 heures. I have been eating for 5 seconds. → Je mange depuis 5 secondes. I have been eating 5 decades. → Je mange depuis 5 décades. I have been eating 5 centuries. → Je mange depuis 5 siècles. I have been eating 5 millenia. → Je mange depuis 5 millénaires.

7 1) depuis → for + x amount of time N’ écrivez pas! I have been eating for 5 minutes. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 years. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 hours. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating for 5 seconds. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 decades. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 centuries. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating 5 millenia. (… and I STILL AM eating)

8 2) depuis = since + a reference moment in time N’ écrivez pas! I have been eating since morning. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since Tuesday. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since last Tuesday (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since yesterday. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since July. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since 3:00. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since I can remember. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since she broke up with me. (… and I STILL AM eating)

9 2) depuis = since + a reference moment in time Écrivez! I have been eating since morning. → Je mange depuis le matin. I have been eating since Tuesday. → Je mange depuis mardi.

10 2) depuis = since + a reference moment in time N’ écrivez pas! I have been eating since last Tuesday (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since yesterday. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since July. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since 3:00. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since I can remember. (… and I STILL AM eating) I have been eating since she broke up with me. (… and I STILL AM eating)

11 Pour poser les questions… 1) depuis → for + x amount of time Depuis combien de temps … Depuis combien de minutes/heures/jours/semaines/etc. …… (au pluriel) Depuis combien de temps manges-tu chez Friendly’s? Depuis combien de temps est-ce que tu manges chez Friendly’s?

12 Être → We do not use “_____+ ing” for English translation. We don not say “has/have been being.” Depuis combien de temps es-tu dans la salle de bains !? Depuis combien de temps est-ce que tu es dans la salle de bains !!!??!! How long have you been in the bathroom (for)!!? (For how long have you been in the bathroom!!?)

13 Pour poser les questions… 2) depuis = since + a reference moment in time Depuis quand… Depuis quelle heure/jour/semaine/mois/etc. …… (au singulier) Depuis quand manges-tu chez Friendly’s? Depuis quand est-ce que tu manges chez Friendly’s? Since when have you been eating at Friendly’s

14 Depuis quelle heure manges-tu chez Friendly’s? Depuis quelle heure est-ce que tu manges chez Friendly’s? Since what time have you been eating at Friendly’s? Depuis quel an manges-tu chez Friendly’s? Depuis quel an heure est-ce que tu manges chez Friendly’s? Since which (what) year have you been eating at Friendly’s?


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