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    Is this question correct?

    Is that how you would ask such a question?

    "Have you lost your parents since you were a little child?"

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    Re: Is this question correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Is that how you would ask such a question?

    "Have you lost your parents since you were a little child?"
    Since doesn't work well for me here. "Since" means 'from some time in the past up until now'. You didn't lose your parents continually - you could have lost them only once.
    Ever since he was a child he's always wanted to be an actor.
    She's been an orphan since she was 8.

    I've been writing songs since I was a child. -- These are continuos actions, so they do work with "since".

    I think your sentence would better read: "Did you lose your parents when you were a little child?"
    Or you could also ask: When did you lose your parents?, or: At what age were you left an orphan?

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    Re: Is this question correct?

    Thanks very much indeed.

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