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    myalcin is offline Newbie
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    Default using since in past perfect tense

    Since I had received your letter I couldn't open my computer. Is this sentence correct grammatically?

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    Default Re: using since in past perfect tense

    I think you probably need to say:

    Since I received your letter, I haven't been able to turn on my computer.

    or

    Since receiving your letter, I haven't been able to turn on my computer.

    I've changed "open" to "turn on" because we don't say "open a computer" in English. You can "open a file", or "open your email", but not the computer itself (unless you need to look inside it).

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