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    #1

    It's a long time since I worked there.

    Hello all users!

    It's a long time since I worked there.

    In my opinion, the meaning of the sentence is "I have worked there for a long time" or "It has been a long time since I started work there".

    What do you think?

    Thank you.

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    Re: It's a long time since I worked there.

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello all users!

    It's a long time since I worked there.

    In my opinion, the meaning of the sentence is "I have worked there for a long time" or "It has been a long time since I started work there".

    What do you think?

    Thank you.
    I don't agree. For me that sentence says that you haven't worked there in a long time.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Jul-2013 at 22:10. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: It's a long time since I worked there.

    Say: "It's been a long time since I worked there." Like Mike said, that means you have not worked there for a long time.

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    Re: It's a long time since I worked there.

    "It's been a long time since I worked there" sounds better to me.

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    #5

    Re: It's a long time since I worked there.

    In BrE "It's a long time since I worked there" and "It's been a long time since I worked there" mean the same thing. As far as I know, the "It's a long time since something happened"-construction is not common in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: It's a long time since I worked there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    In BrE "It's a long time since I worked there" and "It's been a long time since I worked there" mean the same thing. As far as I know, the "It's a long time since something happened"-construction is not common in AmE.
    It is relatively common in AmE, but the "been" version is probably more common.

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