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    Default It has been a while

    I would like to say I haven't seen someone for a while. Which one of the followings is most appropriate? Thanks a lot.

    1. It has been a while since our last meet.
    2. It has been a while that we haven't seen each other.
    3. It has been a while since we've seen other.
    Although I've read this thread and its answer, I'm still a bit confused about it. I would also give the same answer as engee30, since I was taught about the structure It has been (a period of time) since S + last + V-ed. But I'm wondering if the first two of the three options originally given by spaceniuzai are acceptable/correct, too (I suppose the third is incorrect).
    Really sorry for creating this thread just to ask about the issue already asked and answered, but I just want to know if there are alternatives to express the same idea in this case. Thank you all in advance!
    Last edited by ha179; 17-Jul-2013 at 14:41. Reason: Correct a mistake

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    Default Re: It has been a while

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    ...I was taught about the structure It has been (a period of time) that S + last + V-ed...
    What were you taught about it? The only thing I'd teach about it is 'IT IS WRONG'.

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    Default Re: It has been a while

    Really sorry for the unintentional mistake. Actually "It has been (a period of time) since S + last + V-ed" was what I was taught, as far as I remember. I will edit my post. Thank you for the prompt!

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