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    Thumbs down It's been two weeks

    Dialog:
    A- I ('ve) just had a knee surgery.(We know that it still hurts)
    B- Oh, I had no idea. When did you have that done?
    A- It's been two weeks.
    My question is:
    Could A have said this?
    A- It's been two weeks since I had it done.
    Since the question is: When did you.....My own answer would have been:
    I had it done 2 weeks ago.
    Is it right? and what is the difference between these answers?


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    Default Re: It's been two weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by patbyw View Post
    Dialog:
    A- I ('ve) just had a knee surgery.(We know that it still hurts)
    B- Oh, I had no idea. When did you have that done?
    A- It's been two weeks.
    My question is:
    Could A have said this?
    A- It's been two weeks since I had it done.
    Since the question is: When did you.....My own answer would have been:
    I had it done 2 weeks ago.
    Is it right? and what is the difference between these answers?

    They're both OK. The first puts more emphasis on the two weeks:

    'It's been two weeks since I had it done, and there's still no improvement.'

    But your version is equally valid - it's just more of a simple declaration of what you had done and when.

    b

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    Default Re: It's been two weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by patbyw View Post
    Dialog:
    A- I ('ve) just had a knee surgery.(We know that it still hurts)
    B- Oh, I had no idea. When did you have that done?
    A- It's been two weeks.
    My question is:
    Could A have said this?
    A- It's been two weeks since I had it done.
    Since the question is: When did you.....My own answer would have been:
    I had it done 2 weeks ago.
    Is it right? and what is the difference between these answers?

    I would say "It's been two weeks since I had it done ." or maybe it would be better " It's two weeks since I had it done it" The question can also be "How long is it since you had it done?

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