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    Since then I have my business.

    I know we can use (since) only with present perfect, but this sentence is simple present. Is it correct at all? Maybe in iformal English?

    And is this question (Is it correct at all?) correct? I mean is it correct to use at all at the end of a question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Since then I have my business.

    I know we can use (since) only with present perfect, but this sentence is simple present. Is it correct at all? Maybe in iformal English?

    And is this question (Is it correct at all?) correct? I mean is it correct to use at all at the end of a question?
    Maybe, in an extremely informal conversation between recent immigrants, but I find it awkward and lacking in clarity.

    Rather than "Is it correct at all?", you might wish to consider "Is it totally wrong?"or "Is any part correct?"

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    Is it correct to use 'at all' at the end of a question?
    Certainly.

    'Is there no bread left at all?'

    'Have you any questions at all?'

    Rover

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