Student or Learner
" It has been a long time since I was sewing, way to long."
Would this sentence be acceptable? Grammar text-books don't say we can use "since" with a past progressive like this.
But of course 'since' can be followed by a past progressve, in the appropriate context:
- Without past reference: 'Since he was going that way, he gave her a lift home'
- With past reference: "Since he was sleeping alone at the time, he couldn't provide an alibi witness
Last edited by Kotfor; 19-Feb-2011 at 16:15.
Depends what you mean by 'correct' . Most teachers of Br English about 50 years ago would have insisted that using a simple past after 'since' was wrong in a case such as this. Prescriptive ones still do.