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    Default Said good-bye !

    Dear Teachers,

    1) We have said good-bye to each other for one year.
    2) We have broken up for one year.

    Which sentence is more grammatically right ?

    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards.

    Namsteven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven
    Dear Teachers,

    1) We have said good-bye to each other for one year.
    2) We have broken up for one year.

    Which sentence is more grammatically right ?

    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards.

    Namsteven.
    The first one is somewhat odd. Saying "Good-bye" happens in an instant, in a moment. "for one year" expresses it happened more than once, notably for a long period of time, one year, they stood there saying "Good-bye" to each other. Try,

    We said good-bye a year ago.
    It's been a year since we said good-bye.

    As for the second one, why not try,

    We broke up a year ago.
    We have been broken up for a year now.

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