Itīs a month since the family went skiing.
Itīs been a month since the family went skiing.
Thanks! What do the two X's signify?
"the" and "time"
I tried to diagram it without anything having to be understood, but I ran into the problem of how to show the "since"
Last edited by Kondorosi; 19-Jan-2010 at 08:55.
I felt that the subordinate clause modified "time" -- which time? -- and was acting as an adjective (in spite of the conjunction). I don't think it answers "when" about "has been".
I'll have to look at home. Can't see it here in school.