(W 132) --- 11.11 -- Il y a (ça fait) and depuis

1.

Great aunt Amélie is a widow?


Yes, she has been a widow for 50 years. (There are 50 years that she is a widow.)

2.

Robert is in Paris?


Yes, he has been in Paris since the 28th of May. (He is in Paris since the 28th of May.)

3.

Robert is in Paris?


Yes, he has been in Paris for two days. (There are two days that he is in Paris.)

4.

Mireille is a student?


Yes, she has been a student for a year. (There is a year that she is a student.)

5.

Mireille is resting on a bench?


Yes, she has been resting since ten o'clock in the morning. (She is resting since ten.)

6.

The young man is walking in the Luxembourg Garden?


Yes, he has been walking for an hour. (There is an hour that he is walking.)

7.

The weather is nice?


Yes, the weather has been nice since the month of April. (The weather is nice since the month of April.)

8.

The students are striking (making the strike)?


Yes, they have been striking since first of May. (They are making the strike since the first of May.)

9.

Mireille buys her clothes (dresses herself) at Prisunic?


Yes, she has been buying her clothes at Prisunic for a longtime. (There is a longtime that she dresses herself at Prisunic.)