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The Present Perfect ( For or Since / Already and Yet ) Friday, 2oth May
For and Since To talk about an activity that began in the past and continues into the present. Examples: I’ve read a book since five o’clock. I’ve read a book for two hours.
SINCE SINCE + a specific point in time (day, month, year, time of day) Example: She’s listened to the radio since this morning We’ve studied since Wednesday John’s worked here since 1999
FOR FOR + a length of time (an hour, several days, weeks, months, years, a long time …) Example: She’s listened to the radio for a long time We’ve studied for five days John’s worked here for seven years
ALREADY To talk about an action that happened before now. Examples: I’ve already read this book. She’s already finished her test.
ALREADY is usually used in questions to express surprise that something happened sooner than expected. Examples: Have you already read this book? It’s so long and tedious. Has she already finished her test? She did it so fast.
YET is used in negative statements to talk about things that haven’t happened before now, but may happen in the future. Examples: I haven’t had breakfast yet.
YET in Yes/No questions to ask if something has happened before now. Examples: Have you had breakfast yet?
I. Write the correct word. (since / for / already / yet) 1. Wait a moment please! I have not finished the last exercise ________. 2. I have ________ seen this movie twice. 3. We have not seen each other _______ Saturday. 4. Jack and Pauline have been married _____ three years. 5. Haven't you done your Christmas shopping ________ ?
I. Write the correct word. (since / for / already / yet) 6. Stephen has worked here _____ last May. 7. Put your money away. I have _____ paid the bill. 8. I have lived in the same house ______ I was born. 9. I have not cooked ________ because I thought you were going to be late. 10. Do not say anything to Mary. I have not told anyone ________.