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    Is there any meaning difference ?

    Hi,

    main sentence: 'The last time he smoked a cigarette was two years ago' (i want to give this meaning)


    1. It is two years since he smoked a cigarette.

    2. It is two years since he last smoked a cigarette.


    Which one gives the correct meaning according to my main sentence or can i use both of them.

    Best regards.

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    Re: Is there any meaning difference ?

    I would use "it's been."

    1. It's been two years since he smoked a cigarette.

    2. It's been two years since he last smoked a cigarette.


    They basically mean the same thing.


    --lotus

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    Re: Is there any meaning difference ?

    thank you lotus

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    Re: Is there any meaning difference ?

    In BrE, it's fine to use "It's two years since ...". It's = It is. If you use "It's been" then It's = It has.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is there any meaning difference ?

    thanks to you emsr2d2 also..

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    Re: Is there any meaning difference ?

    There is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank 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. It saves everybody's time.

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