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    to follow

    Can I say this in English?
    Ever since the matter/story follows me.

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    No. Do you mean that something has been affecting you since the day something happened?
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    Is this OK?

    Ever since (something happened), the matter/story has been haunting/bugging me.

    I think the present perfect continuous tense should be used after "ever since".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to follow

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    If you mean that you can't avoid the notoriety of an unfortunate event that occurred in your life (you are now on the 'sex offenders list?), then yes, you can say: "Ever since, the matter follows me".
    That looks extremely unnatural to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: to follow

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Is this OK?

    Ever since (something happened), the matter/story has been haunting/bugging me.

    I think the present perfect continuous tense should be used after "ever since".
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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