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Rule "since (for) + 'period of time'"

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Description: since (for) + 'period of time'
Message: Did you mean for? ('since' refers to a point in time, whereas 'for' refers to a period)
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: http://www.grammarbank.com/since-for-usage.html
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I've lived in Barcelona since six years.
    Correction suggestion: for
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I've lived in Barcelona since 2015.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: SINCE_FOR [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-18 22:33:07 +0200)