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Perbedaan For, Since dan Ago dalam Bahasa Inggris

Perbedaan For, Since dan Ago dalam Bahasa Inggris — Ketiga kata for, since dan ago sering digunakan di tenses present/ past perfect. Namun, untuk penggunaannya untuk sebagian pembelajar masih bingung. So, let’s knowing them well below!

1. Penggunaan for dan since

Kita menggunakan for dan since untuk menyatakan berapa lama (sesuatu telah terjadi).

Contoh:

  • ‘Jihan is in German. She has been there for a five days.’ ATAU since
  • He has been sleeping for the whole day.’ ATAU since yesterday.

 

2. Perbedaan for dan since

  • For + a period of time (durasi waktu, six days, one month, two years etc)
  • For memiliki arti selama

Friday ——— Saturday——–Sunday

—————for three days—————

past (dulu)———————————now (sekarang)

 

  • Since + the start of period  ( awal mula periode, Friday, 10.00 am o’clock etc)
  • Since memiliki arti sejak

 

                                                              start of period

(periode mulai)——————since Friday———–

past————————————————-now

 

                        for since
one day                    three minutes Sunday                    Thursday
two days                   four hours 10 o’clock                last minute
a week                      two weeks 17 August                Ramadhan
two months              six months January                     I was a kid
three years                a year 1995                         we played

Contoh:

  • ‘I have studied English for eight (8) years.’ BUKAN since eight (8) years.

‘I have studied English since January.’  BUKAN for January.

 

  • ‘She has been sitting here for two (2) hours.’ BUKAN since two (2) hours.

‘She has been sitting here since 16.15 pm.’ BUKAN  for 16.15 pm.

 

  • ‘They were looking for the key for a week.’ BUKAN  since a week.

‘They were looking for the key since last day.’  BUKAN  for last day.

 

3. Penggunaan ago

  • Ago memiliki arti dulu.
  • Ago = before now ( sebelum sekarang)
  • Gunakan ago dengan kata kerja lampau (past)

Contoh:

  • I bought the lipstick two days ago. (= two days before now / dua hari sebelum sekarang)
  • What time did he arrive here? An hour ago. (= an hour before now / sejam sebelum sekarang)
  • I didn’t meet your sister a month ago. (= a month before now / sebulan sebelum sekarang)

4. Perbandingan ago dan for

Contoh:

  • A: When did you meet him?                              A: How long have you met him?

        B:  I met him two for two hours.                        B:  I met him two hours ago.

Demikianlah penjelasan serta contoh kalimat tentang penggunaan serta perbedaan dari for, since dan ago. Semoga referensi ini bisa Anda praktekkan segera di tulisan dan percakapan sehari-hari Anda.

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