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    After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Are the sentences below fine?

    After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Since getting this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Since I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

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    Re: After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah-Betty View Post
    Are the sentences below fine OK/correct?

    After I got this device, my reading has significantly increased.

    Since getting this device, my reading has significantly increased.

    Since I got this device, my reading has significantly increased.
    Note my corrections above, particularly the correct spelling of "sign​ificantly".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Thank you teacher.

    Why the first one is incorrect?

    Does the second "since" mean "because" ?

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    Re: After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah-Betty View Post
    Thank you teacher. Unnecessary. A click on the "Thank" button suffices.

    Why is the first one is incorrect?

    Does the second "since" mean "because"?
    Note my corrections above.

    The first is incorrect because we don't use the present perfect after "After".
    "Since" means "From the time that" in sentences 2 and 3.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: After I got this device, my reading has siginificantly increased.

    Although the word order is perfectly correct, I would tend to say increased significantly in all of those sentences.
    I am not a teacher

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