Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Junior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2013
    • Posts: 83
    #1

    Smile "I have had this issue "from" a long time".

    Hello all,

    When I read the definition for "from" one thing which I read was "from" is used when "indicating the point in time at which a particular process, event, or activity starts".

    So I was thinking why this below sentence is considered incorrect.
    "I have had this issue "from" a long time.
    Instead we say "I have had this issue for a long time".

    Does this mean when we use "from" we have to give a time in past?

    Many thanks

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,406
    #2

    Re: "I have had this issue "from" a long time".

    No.

    I was at work from 9am until 5pm.
    Every day I work from 9am until 5pm.
    Next week, I will work from 9am until 5pm.

    As you can see, "from" is used the same way and means the same (in this context) no matter what tense you use.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Junior Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Urdu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Dec 2013
    • Posts: 83
    #3

    Re: "I have had this issue "from" a long time".

    So we can not we use "from" instead of "for"?
    Example: I've been doing this from a long time.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,406
    #4

    Re: "I have had this issue "from" a long time".

    No, we can't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Feb-2017, 11:45
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-Sep-2016, 21:30
  3. to be skilled "on" or "in" that issue (matter, subject)
    By Pierce111 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2014, 23:54
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Apr-2013, 23:03
  5. [Grammar] difference between "took a long time" and "took long time"
    By kurisuheart in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2013, 08:39

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •