3. Present Perfect, for - since + can't stand - get on (with)
Bill reluctantly agrees to invite his brother for lunch
Bill reluctantly agrees to invite his brother for lunch Main practice:
Present Perfect - for - since - can't stand - to get on (with)Revision: to get on with someone - actually - I must admit - drives me crazy -
Present Perfect - have + past participle + for covers a period of time, i.e.
- She's lived here for five years.
- I've had this car for three months.
Present Perfect - have + past participle + since is about a point in *time, i.e.
- She's lived here since 2005.
- I've had this car since June.
* the 'time' doesn't have to be a time-word.
- He's played this game since he was a child.
- I've known her since we met at a New Year party.
to get on (with / well) - (Phrasal Verb) to have a good relationship, i.e.
- She gets on with her sister very well.
- He's never got on with David.
- - I like my boss, we get on well.
can't stand - strong dislike; can't accept or tolerate. Followed by ing or
a noun / noun phrase, i.e.
- He's not very good at sport, is he?- Actually, he's a fantastic tennis player.
- I can't stand this cold weather.
- She can't stand being late.
actually - to emphasise a truth, often when it contradicts what has been said, i.e.
- You didn't go to university, did you?- I did, actually, to York University.
I must admit - accepting something is true, often when reluctant to do so, i.e.
- You said it would be a terrible party but you were wrong, weren't you?
- Yeah, I must admit, it was really good.
- I must admit, I was sure she'd lose the match but she won, and easily, too.