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English Language Notes – Present Perfect with ‘For’ and ‘Since’

The aim of this post is to show how we can use the prepositions ‘for’ and ‘since’ to talk about the present perfect.

The perfect simple is an action in the past which is happening now.

Ex: I’ve lived in Bogota all my life

As a result, there are two preposition that can help us to indicate a link of the time. Firstly, I going to talk about “for“. Look at these examples:

  • I’ve worked at Bank for three years
  • He’s played tennis for two years and now he is a professional player

We use “for” to express how long is the situation, such as six month, one hour or ten years.

Now, we use “since” to express when the action starts or an exactly time in the past. Like day, year or season. Examples:

  • Alicia has left Paris since 1996
  • I’ve been ill since last saturday.


Subject + has/have or  haven’t/hasn’t or ‘ve/’s + past participle verb

English Language Notes – 6 ways to Talk About The Future

According to

Today, I going to show you different ways to talk about the Future. There are six ways and I am going to show some examples and particular uses for each. This is the list of several uses of the future in the English Language:

  1. Be going to
  2. Will
  3. Present continuous
  4. Present Simple (For Timetables)
  5. Be about to
  6. A group of words

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In English, there are some words which have a close meaning but different uses, for example Tall – High and Big – Large. I’m going to explain you in which case you must use them.

Tall vs High: We don’t use high when we want to talk about people. We must use tall. For example:

  • I am 1.7 meters tall
  • I found a high mountains in the north of Colombia
  • The light switch is too high for my child

However, we can use tall to describe things high and thin in their shape. Such as, trees and buildings.

  • Bacata tower is the tallest building in Bogota City.

Big vs Large: We use big to describe real things or abstract ideas. In contrast, large has a more formal uses and only describe real things.

  • (real) London is a big tourist destination.
  • (abstract) I have a big business idea.
  • (real) A large percent of immigrants are women


In English language, which are the correct sentences?

  • My father is 1.70 mts high.
  • I looked down from high window to garden below.
  • Moving house is a large decision.

English Language Notes – Adjective Order

According to

The podcast gives us a simple definition about the adjectives, it said that an adjective is a useful word to describe things or nouns. Such as big, small, blue or tasty. But sometimes we need to use two or more adjectives in order to describe a noun. So let’s start !

Check the next example below:

This is my big old red leather sofa

The order is: Size – Age – Color – Material, but Why? the reason is that you have to put the adjective with the meaning most closely related to the noun. The last adjective (leather) has a closer connection with the sofa.

Blue stripy cotton cushions.

The orde is: Colour, Quality and Material

Beautiful green Turkish kilim

Ther order is: Opinion – Color – Country


  • Striply: with a pattern of stripes
  • Kilim: Turkish carpet
  • Cushions: a cloth bag filled with something soft.

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