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    #1

    "How long do I have the disease"

    "How long do I have the disease". Is this the correct sentence when the intended meaning is "Since when do I have the disease?" How about "Since when have I had this disease?"

    Also, please suggest better alternatives.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    #2

    Re: "How long do I have the disease"

    'How long do I have the disease?' is not correct. It should be 'How long have I had the disease?'

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    #3

    Re: "How long do I have the disease"

    When did I get the disease?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "How long do I have the disease"

    This one is OK: "Since when have I had this disease?"
    I am not a teacher.

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