Today we are looking at…
CONFUSING WORDS IN ENGLISH
SO / SUCH ITS / IT´S FOR / SINCE
So and Such…When and how do I use them?
We use so to modify adjectives. so + adjective Don´t be so foolish!
We use such to modify nouns. such + noun Don´t be such a fool!
Its and It´s…What is the difference?
When you see it´s with an apostrophe, it is a contraction. It´s = it is or it has
When you see its with no apostrophe , it shows possesion.
Look at how its and it´s are used:
I´m thinking of an animal. Its stripes are black and it´s from Africa. It´s got four legs and its diet is vegetarian.
For and since are words used to describe time, but used differently.
We use for when we are talking about a length of time. for + a period of time
I´ve been living in Madrid for two years.
We use since when we are talking a specific point in time. since + a point in time
I´ve been living in Madrid since 2015.
Both are most often used with the present perfect. Here are some commonly used words with for and since:
for: a long time, two weeks, 3 months, years, most of my life, ten minutes, many hours…
since: last Tuesday, I was young, last summer, May 20th, this morning, I last saw you, 8 o´clock…