During and For Exercise at Auto-English
We use during when we refer to a specific event or action which happens inside a defined period of time.
|I read more||during||the summer|
We use for to describe the duration of an action. e.g. I was watching telly for three hours last night.
Fill each gap with during or for.
What do you do _______________ the holidays?
|2||The little boy was trapped under the rubble _______________ six hours.|
|3||I had to wait for the bus this morning _______________ more than 40 minutes. Boring!|
|4||I visited a lot of interesting places _______________ my trip to Greece, including the island of Delos.|
|5||I never go out _______________ the week.|
|6||They've been married _______________ 15 years.|
|7||What did your father do _______________ the general strike?|
|8||There were no incidents _______________ this year's Oscar ceremony. Boring!|
|9||The Fellowship of The Ring lasted _______________ more than two and a half hours.|
|10||My Mum fell asleep _______________ the film.|
|11||We had ice cream _______________ the interval.|
|12||They were only together for about a year _______________ the war.|
|13||He was talking about his work _______________ at least two hours. Boring!|
|14||The boss was suddenly taken ill _______________ the meeting. I think it was the cigar.|
|15||Tragically, Claudia and Carlos fell out _______________ their honeymoon.|