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    #1

    since than

    "Fish and chip shops first made an appearance at the end of the 19th century and since then have been a firm favourite up and down the country."

    OR

    "Fish and chip shops first made an appearance at the end of the 19th century and have been a firm favourite up and down the country ever since."

    Which sentence sounds better?

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    #2

    Re: since than

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Fish and chip shops first made an appearance at the end of the 19th century and since then have been a firm favourite up and down the country."

    OR

    "Fish and chip shops first made an appearance at the end of the 19th century and have been a firm favourite up and down the country ever since."

    Which sentence sounds better?
    A very personal choice.

    I go for the second.

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