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    Pesent Perfect after " since"

    It has been quite a while since I’ve been in school.
    If the speaker is not at school any more, can he use the Present Perfect after "since"?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Pesent Perfect after " since"

    That's fine, although in BrE I would change "in school" to "at school".

    It's a long time since I was at school.
    It's been a long time since I've been at school.

    The former is probably more natural but the second isn't incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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