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    I haven't seen you for ages

    Hello guys im a bit confused. Which one will be appropriate: "i have t seen you for ages?", or "I haven t been seeing you for ages?" And what rule describe it?

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchyn View Post
    Hello. guys

    I'm a bit confused. Which one will be appropriate: is correct?

    I haven't seen you for ages.
    or
    I haven't been seeing you for ages.

    And What rule describe explains it?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".

    Do you know where the apostrophe is on your keyboard? It was missing from the word "haven't" in your title and your thread. In fact, in your thread, even the "n" was missing. I have fixed the title.

    Do you understand how the continuous is normally used?

    What do you think your two sentences mean?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Sorry. I was typing from my phone. And I really don't know where apostrophe there.
    It means that I didn't have Eye contact with someone. it was a very long time. Now I either meet him or he is still far away(I'm writing him a letter for example)

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    #4

    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Not a teacher

    It usually goes: I haven't seen you for ages! Just use Present Perfect
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Apr-2016 at 20:01. Reason: Added "Not a teacher"

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Norton View Post
    Not a teacher

    It usually goes "I haven't seen you for ages!" Just use the present perfect.
    Donna Norton, welcome to the forum.

    I have added "Not a teacher" to your last post and one in another thread. You are welcome to answer learners' questions but you must make it clear that you are not a teacher.

    Please note my corrections above. There is no need to capitalise the names of tenses. You omitted a definite article and you failed to end with a punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchyn View Post
    And what rule describe it?
    The important thing is not that you are with the person now, but that you haven't seen them for a long time. You would say that you didn't see someone last week rather than that you weren't seeing them.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Apr-2016 at 15:41. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Thanks for your corrections, I will keep those in mind :)

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    Re: I haven't seen you for ages

    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Norton View Post
    Thanks for your corrections, I will keep those in mind. :)
    I have again added a closing punctuation mark to the end of your sentence. Please don't try to make your own emoticons - click on the icon and choose the appropriate one.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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