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    Ever since

    "Ever since I saw you I haven't been able to sleep".

    "Ever since this information has been updated we haven't sent you any letter".

    Please tell me how to use "Ever since" properly. Should it be followed by past only?.

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    Re: Ever since

    Because "ever since" can only refer to the past, yes, it can be followed only by a past tense, although you can use -ing immediately after it.

    Ever since I saw the painting, I have wanted to own a copy.
    Ever since seeing the painting, I have tried to find a copy to buy.
    Ever since we went to Venice, my friends have been asking me if I can speak Italian now!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Ever since

    Also, 'ever since' can refer to some thing a noun, as long as it happened in the past.

    For example, instead of
    Ever since I saw the painting, I have wanted to own a copy
    you could say Ever since my visit to the gallery, I have wanted...

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