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    Since+present perfect

    Hi! Two weeks ago I came back home after having spent two weeks on vacation. How would I say?

    "Since I came back home I've been really busy"

    Let's suppose then that right now I'm not home but I've been in London for two weeks and I've been struggling with the bed that's not comfortable. How would I say?

    Since I arrived (here, in London) I've never slept the entire night without waking up.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Since+present perfect

    "Since I came back home I've been really busy" is perfectly acceptable.

    Since arriving in London, I haven't slept through the night.
    Since arriving in London, I've woken up at least once every night.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Since+present perfect

    Hi! Thank you for answering! Regarding the second sentence, if I want to use "to be" instead of "to arrive", how would I say?

    "Since being in London, I haven't slept though the night"

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    Re: Since+present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirino View Post
    Hi! Thank you for answering! Regarding the second sentence, if I want to use "to be" instead of "to arrive", how would I say?

    "Since being in London, I haven't slept through the night"
    That's ambiguous. That doesn't necessarily mean you are still in London. YOu might have visited London in the past, been back home for a period of time and you are trying to explain that since you got home, you haven't slept through the night.

    However, you could use "to get to" rather than "to be". Since getting to London, ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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