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    Mark is at summer camp. He has been at camp since Sunday.

    Mark is at summer camp. He has been at camp since Sunday.
    (Let‘s Go 6, Oxford University Press)
    I wonder if I can rewrite the sentences as: Mark is at a summer camp. He has been at the camp since Sunday.
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    Re: Mark is at summer camp. He has been at camp since Sunday.

    You could. But why would you not just write "Mark has been at summer camp since Sunday"? The first sentence is not necessary. He has to be there if he's been there since Sunday.

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    Re: Mark is at summer camp. He has been at camp since Sunday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You could. But why would you not just write "Mark has been at summer camp since Sunday"? The first sentence is not necessary. He has to be there if he's been there since Sunday.
    Thanks, Raymott. I think the writer means to compare the two verb tenses.

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    Re: Mark is at summer camp. He has been at camp since Sunday.

    Does the writer not tell you what he wants you to do?

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