Depuis - Since

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Uses of `depuis'
1. Ils sont mariés depuis trente ans.
They have been married for thirty years.
2. Il est au régime depuis trois semaines.
He has been on a diet for three weeks.
3. Nous marchons dans cette forêt depuis deux heures.
We have been walking in this forest for two hours.
4. Je travaille dans cette entreprise depuis mai dernier.
I have been working in this company since last May.
5. Il est premier ministre depuis 1997.
He has been prime minister since 1997.
6. Nous les connaissons depuis au moins vingt ans.
We have known them for at least twenty years.
7. Nous attendons ici depuis midi.
We have been waiting here since midday.
8. Elle travaille sur ce livre depuis deux ans.
She has been working on this book for two years.
9. Je vis en France depuis plus de quinze ans.
I have been living in France for more than fifteen years.
10. Il travaille dans cette usine depuis trente ans.
He has been working in this factory for thirty years.
11. Il pleut depuis ce matin.
It has been raining since this morning.
12. Nous cherchons une nouvelle maison depuis un an.
I have been looking for a new house for a year.


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