Hello everyone. My first post. :) I'm an American, working as an assistant teacher in Japan.
Does anyone know if this sentence is grammatically correct?
"I have wanted to go to Tokyo since 10 years ago."
Some of my JTEs (Japanese Teachers of English) said that using "have wanted" and + "ago" is grammatically incorrect because using "ago" has to be used in sentences utilizing the past tense.
I'm guessing that in order for the sentence to be correct, it would have to be rewritten like this:
"I had to go to Tokyo since 10 years ago."
Of course, from what I understand, "have wanted" and "had wanted" do have different implications. "Have wanted" implies that the person still wants to do/have/etc. the object in question, while "had wanted" means that at a time, the object was desired, but that desire has been changed or already satisfied.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. :D Thank you kindly.