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    Hello!

    Can you tell me if the tenses are properly used in this sentence? :

    "Since I moved to England (I still live in England), I've had a change of career".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can you tell me if the tenses are properly used in this sentence? :

    "Since I moved to England (I still live in England), I've had a change of career".

    Thank you
    W
    Yes, they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, they are.
    Thank you.

    Could we also say "Since I've moved to England, I've had a change of career?"

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you.

    Could we also say "Since I've moved to England, I've had a change of career?"

    Cheers
    W
    No, "Since I moved..."

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    Here's the way I understand it Will17. You still live there, but you moved once. It's more of a completed, temporary action, you're not in an ongoing state of moving. So,

    a/ Since I moved to England, I've had a change of career.
    b/ Ever since I first heard it I've been trying to find a recording of that song.
    c/ Since I've known him, he's always worn the same sweater.

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