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    Default What is the expression for "haven't done for a year, and then do again"?

    There is an event which happens in a short amount of time (like a visiting, not living).
    If it is being repeated after it happened a year ago, what is the best way to describe the situation?

    For example, if I played soccer a year ago, and after a year I am playing it again,

    what is the best way to explain the situation in one sentence?

    "I haven't been playing soccer for a year" doesn't tell whether I am doing it again, or not.

    "I am playing soccer since a year ago" seems to be somewhat awkward.

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    I haven't played soccer for a year. "Now" is often added after "year" in AmE.

    I haven't played soccer since last year.

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    Default Re: What is the expression for "haven't done for a year, and then do again"?

    Thanks, but I want an expression which includes the information "I am about to play soccer again now". "I haven't played soccer for a year" does not give an information whether the event is being resumed or not.

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    Default Re: What is the expression for "haven't done for a year, and then do again"?

    Quote Originally Posted by paradism View Post
    Thanks, but I want an expression which includes the information "I am about to play soccer again now". "I haven't played soccer for a year" does not give an information whether the event is being resumed or not.
    "This will be the first time in a year that I play soccer."

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    Default Re: What is the expression for "haven't done for a year, and then do again"?

    I'm returning to soccer after a one year break.

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    Default Re: What is the expression for "haven't done for a year, and then do again"?

    I've started playing soccer again after a year off.
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