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    #1

    since I've seen you

    Originally Posted by TheParser post "long time no see"
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    (2) I was able to find this in an outstanding grammar book:

    It is/has been a long time since I have seen him. = I have not seen him

    for a long time.

    (3) Here is some more from that grammarian:

    It is/has been 4 years since I have studied it. (refers to an action in

    the past)

    It is/has been 4 years that I have studied it. (the action continues)

    It was 4 years ago that he died. (a point in the past)

    It is 4 years since he died. (attention to a period of time)

    (3) Your question is excellent: Can we say:

    It has been a long time since I saw you. I really cannot answer

    your question. I hope a teacher will enlighten us.

    My question is:

    What would be the rule regardig the useof Present Perfect with since?

    Judging from these examples If I say "since I have seen her", it will refer to an action in the past, whereas If I say " that I have seen her", it will refer to the present.

    " She's been in New York since I have seen her." (It would mean that all this time she's been living in New Yor since we last met and talked.)

    OR

    " She's been in New York that I have seen her."( It would mean that all this time she's been living in New York and I keep on seeing her on a regular basis)

    Any comments?
    Last edited by ostap77; 20-Sep-2010 at 15:59.

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    #2

    Re: since I've seen you

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Originally Posted by TheParser post "long time no see"
    NOT A TEACHER


    (2) I was able to find this in an outstanding grammar book:

    It is/has been a long time since I have seen him. = I have not seen him

    for a long time.

    (3) Here is some more from that grammarian:

    It is/has been 4 years since I have studied it. (refers to an action in

    the past)

    It is/has been 4 years that I have studied it. (the action continues)

    It was 4 years ago that he died. (a point in the past)

    It is 4 years since he died. (attention to a period of time)

    (3) Your question is excellent: Can we say:

    It has been a long time since I saw you. I really cannot answer

    your question. I hope a teacher will enlighten us.

    My question is:

    What would be the rule regardig the useof Present Perfect with since?

    Judging from these examples If I say "since I have seen her", it will refer to an action in the past, whereas If I say " that I have seen her", it will refer to the present.

    " She's been in New York since I have seen her." (It would mean that all this time she's been living in New Yor since we last met and talked.)

    OR

    " She's been in New York that I have seen her."( It would mean that all this time she's been living in New York and I keep on seeing her on a regular basis)

    Any comments?
    I'm kind of making a repetion, but is there someone on the web site who can clarify this issue?

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