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    #1

    "It is three years since" vs. "It has been three years since"

    This is an example from a grammar book, so there is not context.

    It is three years since my sister got married.

    I always thought that it should be "It has been * years" before "since".
    Is there a difference in this between AmE and BrE?

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    Re: "It is three years since" vs. "It has been three years since"

    In AmE, both are correct.

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    Re: "It is three years since" vs. "It has been three years since"

    They're both correct in BrE, too.

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