Student or Learner
Since how long have you started learning English?
For how long have you started leaning English?
My problems are which are bold. Can I use both(since and for) on the above context. Are they(since and for) okay to use with present perfect or should I use present perfect continues?
Note that in this case I don't really understand if I have asked unrelated questions but I think as the two sentences are the same, I have not asked unrelated questions. Please if any wrong kindly let me know.
Note that the responses could be:
I have been learning English for [time period, eg, ten years].
I have been learning English since [time point, eg, 2003]
"Since when have you been learning English?" (or "When did you start learning English.") sounds fine to me, but I agree with 5jj.
MUM: 'The plural of "phenomenon" is "phenomenons".
ME: 'No, it isn't – it's "phenomena".
MUM: 'Since when have you been learning Latin?'
ME: 'It's not Latin – it's Greek.'
MUM: 'Since when have you been learning Greek then, Mr Smarty-pants?'
DAD: 'I've got a splitting headache'.
SON: 'You drank too much last night.'
DAD: 'Since when have you become a medical expert?'
Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Sep-2013 at 08:07.