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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    I've had a headache since morning.

    Hello all,

    Does the below sentence mean I am still having a headache?

    "I've had a headache since morning".

    Beacuse I am getting different opinions on the internet, some say it means you no longer suffer a headche while others say you still have one.

    I am comparing it with the below sentence.
    "I've had this car for the past 1 year".

    As I understand this means I still have the car.
    So in the above case I am presuming I still have a headache.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

    Many thanks

  2. jutfrank's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: I've had a headache since morning.

    Yes, it means I still have a headache.

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    #3

    Re: I've had a headache since morning.

    Yes. The sentence about the car should not include "1". We just say "for the past year."
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I've had a headache since morning.

    I have a headache = I have a headache now
    I have had a headache = I have had a headache at some point in the past but I don't have it now
    I have had a headache since this morning = My headache started this morning and I still have it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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