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    #1

    It has not rained for a long time.

    Hi,

    Are these sentences correct?

    It has not rained for a long time.
    It has not rained since long.

    Can I also say: "There has been no rain for a long time/since long"?

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    #2

    Re: It has not rained for a long time.

    The ones with 'since long' are incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: It has not rained for a long time.

    If you use "since", you need to use a specific timeframe.

    It hasn't rained since Tuesday.
    It hasn't rained since February.
    It hasn't rained since 1978.
    It hasn't rained since my birthday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: It has not rained for a long time.

    It hasn't been raining for a long time.
    Can we use the continous form?

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: It has not rained for a long time.

    Yes.

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