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by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: It's a long time since / It has been a long time since
Replies: 1
Views: 12152

It's a long time since / It has been a long time since

1. It's a long time since she has been off work.
2. It has been a long time since she has been off work.
Sorry for it being a repeated question, I just want to be confirmed: Are they correct? Or rather, are they correct both in AE and BrE?


Many thanks!
by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: I am feeling much better since
Replies: 2
Views: 4883

I am feeling much better since

1. I've been feeling much better since you've been here.
2. I am feeling much better since you've been here.

I know 1 is correct. What about 2 both in AE and BrE?



Many thanks!
by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: since she has been a teacher
Replies: 2
Views: 7627

since she has been a teacher

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?


Many thanks!
by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: since he practiced medicine/since he began to practice medic
Replies: 2
Views: 5024

since he practiced medicine/since he began to practice medic

1. It is ten years since he practiced medicine.
2. It is ten years since he began to practice medicine.
They mean just the opposite, don't they?


Many thanks!
by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: It's been a long time
Replies: 1
Views: 4024

It's been a long time

1. It's been a long time since I've seen you.
2. It's been 3 years since I've seen you.
What will people in America and in Britain think of them respectively?



Many thanks!
by QiQi
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Grammar and Usage
Topic: since I didn't stay up
Replies: 3
Views: 5898

since I didn't stay up

It has been a long time since I didn't stay up this late at night.
Does this sentence make sense?
Could since introduce a negative sentence? If so, could you please give me some examples?



Many thanks!