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    Since......ago

    Hi everybody,
    I have recently read on the Practical English Usage by Michael Swan the following sentence regarding "ago"

    We've been living here since about eight years ago.
    i haven't bought any since a week ago.

    if i said "for eight years" or "for a week" would it mean the same?

    There's a note on the book saying, ..... However, a present perfect tense is used with - since....... Ago ( as with since +any other time expression).

    I would appreciate your opinions about this topic.
    Thank you .

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    Re: Since......ago

    Quote Originally Posted by Mauro63 View Post
    Hi everybody,
    I have recently read on the Practical English Usage by Michael Swan the following sentence regarding "ago"

    We've been living here since about eight years ago.
    i haven't bought any since a week ago.

    if i said "for eight years" or "for a week" would it mean the same?

    There's a note on the book saying, ..... However, a present perfect tense is used with - since....... Ago ( as with since +any other time expression).

    I would appreciate your opinions about this topic.
    Thank you .
    "We've been living here for about eight years."
    "I haven't bought any for a week."
    These have the same meaning as your two original sentences.

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