This topic talks about the adverbs of time. These are the for, since, ever, never, already, yet, how long, just.
These are the most used, in this we going to work with el presentperfect and using the verb pasr participle.
Then we will beginning to talk of the theme.
With “For”, “Since”, “Never”, “Ever”, “Just”, ”How long”, “Already”, “Yet”
We use“for” with a period of time. In how long last for the action o the state, we use FOR:
“… for 20 minutes”
“… for 10 months”
“… for 2 years”
“… for a long time”
S/P + HAVE/HAS + VERB PASTPARTICIPLE + COMPLEMENT + FOR...
1. I have been in New York for nine years.
2. I have been in New York for a long time.
3. She has been running for twenty minutes.
We use “since” in a beginning of the period of time. To say when beginning the action or the state, we use SINCE:
“… since 5 o’clock”
“… since last Thursday”
“… since 1965”
“… since the endof the World Cup”
S/P + HAVE/HAS + VERB PAST PARTICIPLE + COMPLEMENT + SINCE …
1. I have been in France since 2010
2. They have been studying for the exam sincelast week.
3. She has been waiting to her friend since 4 o’clock.
We use “already” in affirmative. It means that something happened before. Habitually is put before of the verb.STRUCTURE:
S/P + HAVE/HAS + ALREADY + VERB PAST PARTICIPLE + COMPL
1. We have already had our breakfast.
2. I have already done my homework.
3. I have already drunkcoffee.
We use “yet” in interrogative and negative. Habitually is put to the end of the sentence or phrase.
HAVE + S/P + VERB PAST PARTICIPLE +COMPLEMENT + YET + ?
S/P + HAVE + NOT + VERB PAST PARTICIPLE + COMPLEMENT + YET
1. Have you done your homework yet?
2. I haven’t done my homework yet.