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    Which sentence is correct?

    He has played pianino from childhood since he was 6 years old.

    He has played pianino since childhood when he was 6 years old.

    Sometimes people say ''I prefer A over B'' but I'v learned ''I prefer A to B''.
    Are both correct?
     
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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    He has played pianino from childhood since he was 6 years old.

    He has played pianino since childhood when he was 6 years old.

    Sometimes people say ''I prefer A over B'' but I'v learned ''I prefer A to B''.
    Are both correct?
    Yes, they are. "To" is more frequent. Note that it should be (for example)

    He has played the pianino since childhood. He started when he was 6 years old.

    Also note that a pianino is a small piano. "Pianino" is a fairly uncommon word.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Does it mean there is no difference between 2 sences. If I use since or when the meaning of my sentences won't be changed.

    Thank you for spending your time answering my question.

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    Re: Which sentence is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Does it mean there is no difference between the 2 sentences. If I use since or when the meaning of my sentences won't be changed. .
    That is not correct.

    Both your original sentences are not natural English. Look at how BC used 'since ' and ' when: He has played the pianino since childhood. He started when he was 6 years old.

    You could also simply say: He has played the pianino since he was 6 years old.

    The age of 6 is clearly in his childhood, and if he has played 'since' then, it is clear that that was when he started.
    Last edited by 5jj; 12-Jun-2011 at 14:27.

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