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    Exclamation Grammar

    Hi,
    Is the following sentence grammatically correct?

    *How long has it been since you have turned off your computer?

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    #2

    Re: Grammar

    I am not a teacher.

    The tense in the since clause depends on the intended meaning, and as such I don't think it is grammatically incorrect, just unnatural.

    I would say, "How long has it been since you turned off your computer?"

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    Re: Grammar

    If you have recently turned off you computer, the present perfect (have turned off) would be correct and natural.

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    Re: Grammar

    Welcome to the forums, Farhan Shah.

    I only consider "How long has it been since you turned off your computer?" to be correct and natural.

    Please note that
    a better title would have been How long has it been...?

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'




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    Re: Grammar

    Thank you so much! God bless you.

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    Re: Grammar

    Thanks.

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    Re: Grammar

    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Hi, Farhan Shah.
    Please note this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You're welcome, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.


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