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    celtaflorida is offline Junior Member
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    Since in present perfect continuous

    Greetings.
    Although I know 'since' is used to express starting point in time, I'm unsure about the following statement.
    'The Smiths have been staying in our bungalow since two days ago'.
    Is this OK? Is 'ago' a factor in the structure?
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    Re: Since in present perfect continuous

    Neither since nor ago belong in this sentence.

    'The Smiths have been staying in our bungalow for (the last) two days.'

    'The Smiths arrived at our bungalow two days ago.'

    'The Smiths have been staying in our bungalow since Monday [today's Wednesday].'

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