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    since + present simple

    Hello everyone,

    Please help me with this sentence:

    In one mad moment a few years ago I agreed to buy a season ticket to see the different productions for all six nights and ever since then each year I get this very correctly written letter beginning:'I am writing to inform you that the Summer Festival of Drama is taking place...

    I often see "since" is used with perfect tense. Is the above sentence correct?

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    Re: since + present simple

    I would use I've been getting as the person keeps receiving the same letter every year.
    Plus ever since makes it clear that it started happening in the past.
    It would be different if ever since wasn't there and you said:
    Each year I get this very correctly written letter from the Drama Festival organizers....
    That could sound like a habit and in that case you could use the present.
    I hope it's clear.
    Last edited by shannico; 19-Jan-2012 at 19:26. Reason: repetition omitted

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    Re: since + present simple

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Please help me with this sentence:

    In one mad moment a few years ago I agreed to buy a season ticket to see the different productions for all six nights and ever since then each year I get this very correctly written letter beginning:'I am writing to inform you that the Summer Festival of Drama is taking place...

    I often see "since" is used with perfect tense. Is the above sentence correct?
    It's OK, I would put a comma after "nights".

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