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  1. Unregistered Lina
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    Smile Which sentense is better?

    Hello

    I'd like to know what tense should be used in this case.

    My father had an operation in March.
    1) Since I had to take care of him, I hadn't worked for 6 months.
    2) Since I had to take care of him, I didn't word for 6 months.
    Now he got better, I will start working from next month.

    Which tense is appropriate 1) or 2)?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Which sentense is better?

    It suggests that 'since' here has a meaning of 'because' as the time phrase fulfills that, so I'd say:
    Since/because I've had to take care of him, I haven't worked for 6 months.

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