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since she has been a teacher

Unread postby QiQi » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:42 pm

She has made much progress since she has been a teacher.
Would "since she has been a teacher " be ambiguous? Is she a teacher now?

She has given me a lot of help ever since she worked in our factory.
Is she in our factory now?


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Re: since she has been a teacher

Unread postby Pegasus » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:26 pm

1. "She has made much progress since she has been a teacher."

The above, two present perfect tenses in a clause, sounds awkward. It would be more natural to say:

"She has made much progress since she became a teacher"

or even

"She has made much progress since becoming a teacher"

2. "She has given me a lot of help ever since she worked in our factory"

Again sounds awkward rather put as:

"She has given me a lot of help ever since she began working in our factory"

It's also possible to replace the gerund "working" with the infinitive form "to work", both can follow the verb "begin".
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Re: since she has been a teacher

Unread postby harvest » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:09 am

well, I think the key to answer your Questions is what the meaning of since in your sentence. since as conjunction or time signal
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