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    Since

    Hi,

    Can you tell me which one below is correct.

    It's been a few months since I ate french fries.
    It's been a few months since I have eaten french fries.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Can you tell me which one below is correct.

    It's been a few months since I ate french fries.
    It's been a few months since I have eaten french fries.

    Thanks in advance.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Since

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Not a teacher.
    I agree. But can you explain why?

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    #4

    Re: Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    I agree. But can you explain why?
    Because "I ate french fries" happens at a specific time while "I have eaten french fries" does not.

    Not a teacher.


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    #5

    Re: Since

    It's been a few months since I HAD french fries.


    You use ate if its only a short time . Use had if its been a long time .

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    #6

    Re: Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,

    Can you tell me which one below is correct.

    It's been a few months since I ate french fries.
    It's been a few months since I have eaten french fries.

    Thanks in advance.
    They are both correct, the former is more AmE and the latter more BrE.

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