Why not: Trusted from 1906?




At times, I have heard: “I’ve been working here from 2015.”

Actually it should be: “I’ve been working here since 2015.”

Or one can say: “I’ve been working here for two years.”

Here is how since and for are used:

since + point in time       (since 1906)

for + period of time        (for 10 years)

We do use from with time expressions, but in a different sense. Here are some examples:

The conference starts from tomorrow. 

The shop is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

And yes, by now you know why the ad is correct: Trusted since 1906.

In fact, from now on, you know the difference between since and for.










Some advice on IELTS

Many candidates find IELTS to be challenging. If you prepare well, you can do well. Here are some tips:

  • Practice your paraphrasing skills. This will especially help you in the writing section.
  • Use simple language. You do not have to use fancy words to do well. If you do use advanced vocabulary, make sure that you know what it means.
  • Read the question! Many times, candidates start answering the question they are expecting, and not the question that has been asked. When you do this, you go completely off topic.

There is a lot of material out there, and it can get overwhelming at times. Here are some resources that I strongly recommend.

If you are serious about getting a high band, do consider purchasing this book:

Official Guide to IELTS It’s published by Cambridge. And it will give you a good idea as to what types of questions to expect and how to answer them.

Here are some helpful websites:



IELTS Tips from British Council