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    I haven't gone to the casino as often as I used to.

    Someone said this to me: I haven't gone to the casino as often as I used to.

    My question is ;does the sentence sound correct English to you?

    I would take it as he does not go to the casino as often as he used to. But his usage of the present perfect tense sounds a bit wrong to me. What do you think of it?

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    #2

    Re: I haven't gone to the casino as often as I used to.

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    I agree that present perfect doesn't sound quite right.
    It would sound better if it were progressive. (I haven't been going to the casino as often as I used to.)
    Simple present is also fine here, too. (I don't go to the casino as often as I used to.)
    Last edited by SlickVic9000; 13-Aug-2012 at 21:53.

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    #3

    Re: I haven't gone to the casino as often as I used to.

    It's OK, but I prefer the progressive form or the present simple.

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