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= I first saw her twenty years ago.
2.It's twenty years since I last saw her.
=I last saw her twenty years ago.
= I haven't seen her for twenty years.
Excuse me .I am neither English nor a teacher !!!!!!
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1.It's twenty years since I've seen her. =I first saw her twenty years ago.['first saw her' I mean ' saw her for the first time']
"I could have seen her twenty - one years ago" is impossible, I think.It must be exactly 20 years.(the first time I saw her).
As I said in my last post, pretty clearly, if you first saw someone twenty years ago and you want to use the word "since", you must say "It is twenty years since I first saw her".
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Do you mean , "It's twenty years since I've seen her" , this sentence is incorrect ?
(Because people usually say : "It's twenty years since I last saw her" =I last saw her twenty years ago.
= I haven't seen her for twenty years.)
Last edited by renzheng04; 25-May-2013 at 17:42.
In reality , I usually think the starting points to count for the 20 years betweem them are different .Am I wrong?
Last edited by renzheng04; 25-May-2013 at 18:05.