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DURING vs FOR

DURING vs FOR
Activity Drag&Drop
Activity Drag&Drop
Practise the difference between DURING and FOR to talk about time
 

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Instructions

Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it.
 

DURING is used to say WHEN something happens; FOR is used to say HOW LONG it lasts. Compare:
 
- My father was in hospital during the summer
- My father was in hospital for six weeks
 
- it rained during the night for three hours
- I can see you for a few minutes during the afternoon
 
In many situations (but not always), we can use IN instead of DURING:
- I woke up during the night = I woke up in the night

Items

Gapped text Items
I was in Venice ______________________ the summer ______________________ two weeks during / during / for / for
They arrived ______________________ the weekend during / for
They stayed in my house ______________________ two days during / for
She phoned me ______________________ the movie during / for
We went to visit her ______________________ the weekend. We arrived on Friday evening and came back on Sunday at 10 pm. during / for
He heard an explosion ______________________ the night during / for
We stayed in a motel ______________________ the night for / during
She had a short telephone call ______________________ the meeting during / for
We waited there ______________________ six hours, but nobody came. for / during
The baby was born ______________________ our holidays during / for
We had a little house ______________________ the summer and spent all our holidays there for / during
I had to go out ______________________ the conference, but only for a few minutes. for / during
She was looking for him ______________________ two days during / for
I met Susan ______________________ my university years during / for
I visited Paris three times ______________________ my childhood during / for
Total number of items: 15

 

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