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    Default for a long time+past simple

    "We graduated from high school in 1994 and I didn't see him for a long time after that."

    Would it be OK to use the past simple with "for a long time" in this sentence?
    Would it sound OK if I changed "after that" to "ever since"?
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    Default Re: for a long time+past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "We graduated from high school in 1994 and I didn't see him for a long time after that."

    Would it be OK to use the past simple with "for a long time" in this sentence? Yes.
    Would it sound OK if I changed "after that" to "ever since"? No.
    Rover

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