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    haven't been going out

    I'd like to know if it's correct to say "I haven't been going out in the evening for ages". The rule on the use of the continuous form would prevent its use in negative sentences but it doesn't sound wrong to my ear. Thanks for your answer

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    #2

    Re: haven't been going out

    Where did you run across that rule? It is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: haven't been going out

    Welcome to the forum, whiterose.

    Your sentence is just fine.

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    #4

    Re: haven't been going out

    I don't like it. It's a bit better with the plural "evenings".

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    #5

    Re: haven't been going out

    I like it better with "evening".

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    #6

    Re: haven't been going out

    I don't like it with "for ages" on the end.
    "I haven't been going out in the evening for ages." This works for me.
    "It's been ages since I went out in the evenings."
    "I've been staying at home in the evenings for ages."

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