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Could I use the present perfect and the past simple as in "Since there's been no internet access,I couldn't get online." ?
Present Perfect tells us that there is still no access to the internet? If not, what else does it tell us?
I believe that "since" states the reason because after that there is the result = "I couldn't get online".
Last edited by ostap77; 31-Jan-2012 at 20:16.
Good question ostap77.
"Since I've been in France,I could speak French fluently." = Present Perfect is also used to express the things that we experienced (like visiting France, as you wrote). It doesn't mean that this person is still in France.
I'm also waiting for the teachers' intervention to clear this up.