thank you l’anglais facile

Do check this wonderful website for more exercises (http://www.anglaisfacile.com ). As a former student  couldn’t understand the difference between for and since, this is what we did on Wednesday April 2nd:

Questions:
1. They have been living in Canada _____________________________ 1980.
2. Mrs Brown has been in hospital _____________________________ three weeks.
3. We have known the Robinsons _____________________________ a long time.
4. We have had this car _____________________________ last April.
5. It has been raining _____________________________ tea-time.
6. She has been working in the garden _____________________________ two hours.
7. She has been working in the garden _____________________________ 2 o’clock.
8. I haven’t seen her _____________________________ ages.
9. She’s been waiting for you _____________________________ a quarter of an hour.
10. They have been playing chess _____________________________ four hours.

  1. …_____________________________ three months.
    2. …_____________________________ the end of June
    3. …_____________________________ the day I met her.
    4. …_____________________________ weeks.
    5. …_____________________________ we last met them.
    6. …_____________________________ hours.
    7. …_____________________________ I finished college.
    8. …_____________________________ he phoned his parents.
    9. …_____________________________ last Tuesday.
    10. …_____________________________ midnight.
    11. …_____________________________ a long time.
    12. …_____________________________ 2004.


    1. _____________________________ a long period.
    2. _____________________________ six years.
    3. _____________________________ 1995
    4. _____________________________ six weeks
    5. _____________________________ eight months
    6. _____________________________ the beginning of the year.
    7. _____________________________ a long time
    8. _____________________________ ages
    9. _____________________________ March 18
    10. _____________________________ the end of last year
    11. _____________________________ I joined the firm.
    12. _____________________________ ten hours
    13. _____________________________ ten o’clock
    14. _____________________________ ten minutes
    15. _____________________________ a six month period

Notice:

Since and for = depuis.

‘FOR’ is used for general periods of time. It’s to express duration.


– For three days,
– For a week,
– For several years,
– For two centuries.


‘SINCE’ is used for a starting point, a specific time.


– Since Monday,
– Since 1997,
– Since the last war.

– Since the day we met.

comparatifs (égalité)

Anne est aussi belle que Marie

Anne is as beautiful as Maria

Comparatifs et supériorité

Anne est plus sympa que Marie

Anne is nicer than Maria (adj. courts 1syllabe, big, cute, cold, tall…) attention: certains adj. courts n’ayant qu’une voyelle et se finissant par une consonne doublent celle-ci, ex. bigger, wetter, hotte, fat, fatter…

Marie est plus intelligente qu’Anne

Maria is more intelligent than Ann

(adj. long, ex. comfortable, gorgeous, beautiful, reasonable)

cf. grammar reference p. 135 6.2 (form and use) ATTENTION AUX VERBES IRREGULIERS!!!!