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    Since with didn't and haven't

    Hi guys,

    Please check. We say "Its been more than 2 months or its 2 months or more than 2 months since I didn't meet him or started doing this" but can we use "Present perfect or present perfect contineuos" after since in thie kind of structure?

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    Re: Since with didn't and haven't

    Please read emsr2d2's post #3 here.

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    Re: Since with didn't and haven't

    I read it. What do you want me to do?

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    Re: Since with didn't and haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please check. We say "Its been more than 2 months or its 2 months or more than 2 months since I didn't meet him or started doing this" but can we use "Present perfect or present perfect contineuos" after since in thie kind of structure?
    We want you to be careful with your writing.
    Your posts are VERY hard to read. By putting that entire thing into a single quotation, it seems you thinks we say all of that. We don't. I'm not even sure what you think the three options are.
    It's been more than two months since I started exercising. - This is fine.

    Please write the examples you think also work.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Since with didn't and haven't

    I have also seen people using present perfect or preset perfect conrineous after since(Like for the thongs that have been happening for a long time or some time) So I am confused. I give you an example, I haven't gone out since I have broken my leg.

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    Re: Since with didn't and haven't

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I have also seen people using present perfect or preset perfect conrineous after "since"_(Like for the thongs that have been happening for a long time or some time) So I am confused. I give you an example: "I haven't gone out since I have broken my leg."
    Use the simple past: "I haven't gone out since I broke my leg."

    The break occurred at one time. You don't break it over a long time.

    I haven't gone out much since Jeff has been home. -- Jeff is still home.
    I haven't gone out much since Jeff came home. -- Jeff came home in one moment. He doesn't continuously come home.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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