For and Since | With Future Tenses
Andy is visiting his friend Rita who lives in Thailand.
Andy: Hey Rita. How long have you lived in Thailand?
Rita: Oh, I have been living here, let me see, seven years.
Andy: Wow! That’s a long time. You must really like it. This little town of Ayutthaya seems quite interesting. Lot's of history.
Rita: Yeah, it's OK I guess.
Andy: So, how long have you been here anyway?
Rita: Oh, let me think a moment, hmm, I've been teaching English for six years and I'd been teaching in Bangkok for two years before I came here, so I must have been here since 2008.
Andy: That’s a long time.
Rita: Yeah, sure is but, maybe it's getting time to move on. Well, there's enough time to think about that another day. Come on. It's getting late. Let’s get out and enjoy ourselves. You've only got another day here.
Andy: Yeah, better make the most of it. Let's get going.
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