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    Default Which one is correct?

    Hello,

    Rewrite:


    1. I haven't studied English for five years. (ago)


    I didn't study English five years ago.


    I last studied English five years ago.


    Which one is correct?



    2. I visited Luxor two years ago. (since)

    I have visited Luxor since two years.
    I have visited Luxor since 2012.
    It is two years since I have visited Luxor.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Hello,

    Rewrite:


    1. I haven't studied English for five years. (ago)


    I didn't study English five years ago.


    I last studied English five years ago.


    Which one is correct?



    2. I visited Luxor two years ago. (since)

    I have visited Luxor since two years.
    I have visited Luxor since 2012.
    It is two years since I have visited Luxor.
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    1. I haven't studied English for five years. (ago)


    I didn't study English five years ago.


    I last studied English five years ago.
    Can I say:
    I studied English five years ago.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Can I say:
    I studied English five years ago.
    Yes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    1. He travelled to Aswan last year and he is still there. (since)

    He has gone to Aswan since 2011.

    2. She visited Luxor and returned. (She has)

    She has been to Luxor.

    3. I visited Luxor two years ago. (since)

    It is two years since I have visited Luxor.

    I have visited Luxor since 2010. ( I don't know whether I say I have or I haven't)


    4. It began to rain in the morning and it is still raining. (all day)

    It has been raining all day.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    1. He travelled to Aswan last year and he is still there. (since)

    He has gone to Aswan since 2011. Incorrect.

    2. She visited Luxor and returned. (She has)

    She has been to Luxor. Correct, as is "She has visited ..."

    3. I visited Luxor two years ago. (since)

    It is two years since I have visited Luxor. Incorrect.

    I have visited Luxor since 2010. ( I don't know whether I say I have or I haven't) For this word construction, it would be "I haven't been to Luxor since 2010" but that doesn't mean the same thing as "I visited Luxor two years ago".


    4. It began to rain in the morning and it is still raining. (all day)

    It has been raining all day. Correct.

    See above.
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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    He has gone to Aswan since 2011. Incorrect.
    Why?
    Can I say: He has travelled to Aswan since 2011.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Why?
    Can I say: He has travelled to Aswan since 2011.
    You can say that, it's perfectly grammatical, but it doesn't mean the same as "He travelled to Aswan last year and he is still there" if you are still trying to answer #1.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    So, what is the most suitable answer for no.1?

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    Default Re: Which one is correct?

    Try starting with "He has been..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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