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    from / since

    I was writing the following sentence, but I found myself unclear about the time expression. Should I use from or since? Add before?

    I was going to leave the place and had turned my back to the altar, when I realised that since half an hour the church had filled up with a considerable congregation

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    Re: from / since

    Quote Originally Posted by licinio View Post
    I was writing the following sentence, but I found myself unclear about the time expression. Should I use from or since? Add before?

    I was going to leave the place and had turned my back to the altar, when I realised that the church had filled up with a considerable congregation since half an hour ago.
    More natural would be: ... the church had filled up in the last half hour.

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