hace, desde, desde hace - mixed exercise

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Complete the sentences below with hace, desde or desde hace.

  1. No duermo dos días. [I haven’t slept for two days.]|Action that started in the past and continues in the present.|Specific time period (dos días)desde hace
  2. un año me mudé a este barrio. [I moved to this neighbourhood a year ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Specific time period (un año)hace
  3. Las plazas para el curso de Yoga están abiertas noviembre. [The places for the yoga course have been open since November.]|Exact moment when something started.|Specific time point (noviembre)desde
  4. Me casé diez años. [I got married ten years ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Specific time point (diez años) → hace
  5. La basílica la Sagrada Familia de Barcelona está en construcción 1882. [The Sagrada Familia Cathedral has been under construction since 1882.]|Exact moment when something began.|Specific time point (1882)desde

Write hace, desde or desde hace to complete the following sentences.

  1. dos semanas me apunté al gimnasio. [I joined the gym two weeks ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Specific time period (dos semanas) → hace
  2. Llueve tres días sin parar. [It’s been raining non-stop for three days.]|Action that started in the past and continues in the present.|Specific time period (tres días) → desde hace
  3. Toda la calle está sin luz ayer por la noche. [The whole street has had no power since last night.]|Exact moment when the action began.|Specific time point (ayer por la noche)desde
  4. un rato vino el cartero. [The postman came a while ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Indeterminate time period (un rato) → hace
  5. Me duele la espalda algunos meses. [My back has been hurting for a few months.]|Action that started in the past and continues in the present.|Indeterminate time period (algunos meses) → desde hace

Choose hace, desde or desde hace to complete the following sentences.

    una semana encontré trabajo. [I found a job one week ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Specific time period (una semana) → hace
    abril no tengo noticias de Lidia. [I haven’t heard from Lidia since April.]|Exact moment when the action began.|Specific time point (abril)desde
    años estuve en Oslo de visita. [I visited Oslo a few years ago.]|Action that took place in the past.|Indeterminate time period (años) → hace
    más de una hora estoy esperando a Martina. [I’ve been waiting for Martina for more than an hour.]|Action that started in the past and continues in the present.|Indeterminate time period (más de una hora) → desde hace
    esta mañana no ha salido el sol. [The sun hasn’t come out since this morning.]|Exact moment when the action began.|Specific time point (esta mañana)desde