Student or Learner
Hi, I'd like to know which sentence is ok
1) It's been a while since I've heard from you
2) It's been a while since I heard from you
It's been ages since the last time we talked.
Is the above sentence correct?
And whenever we use the word 'last' in a sentence,then we have to use simple past tense with it?
And which tense do we use with "ever since"?
Example:He has changed a lot ever since.(Is it correct?)
1 : continually or often from a past time until now
▪ We both liked the idea and have been working on it ever since. [=since then] ▪ I went to the festival its first year and have been returning ever since.
2 : continually from the time in the past when : since
▪ She's wanted to be a firefighter ever since she was a young girl.
Go to Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
The above example shows that the use of ever since is correct when you're talking about a repeated or permanent action while since then and since can be used to talk about a single action as well. (IMHO)
Last edited by englishhobby; 06-Feb-2012 at 20:17.
Hi Raymott/teachers, I am wondering that why you said it "would be" ... in this case.
I also saw a lot of people use "would + bare infinitive" in daily conversation. what it really means and when to use it.
Moreover, what is different btw "would + bare infinitive" and "would have + V3". Pls help to make them clear with some examples.
Thanks in advance.
P/s: I 'd like to say sorry to step in like this but I think it is somehow acceptable and usefull for others.
It is a way of saying "It is comparatively rare", when you don't have the statistics to back up that statement, but you're pretty sure it's true.
Your further questions are unrelated to this thread. You should post a new thread for a new topic.