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    #1

    I know

    My friend came from Dubai 5 days back. Can I ask him? "How many days it is after you have come from Dubai?" Is there any grammer mistake in this question?

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    Re: I know

    For an edited version of my reply see the following post.
    Last edited by Khosro; 05-Mar-2011 at 20:38. Reason: Too many mistakes

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    Re: I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Khosro View Post
    You might say:"Howe many days are there since you came from Dubai?" No. If you are going to use this construction, it's How many days is it since..or "How many days have pastpassed since you came from Dubai?"
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    2) I think what comes after "since" should be in past simple. I am almost sure that some of the native speakers on the forum will disagree.If you really think that, then it might be better not to respond to the OP until native speakers have answered. This is the 'Ask a Teacher' forum, and members are hoping for correct answers. You are, in fact correct.
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