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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #1

    Its Majesty Present Perfect again.

    Hi,
    Please look what Iíve found today:
    Hello! It's been a while since I've posted on this board.
    Itís a mistake, isnít it? It should be
    It's been a while since I posted on this board.
    Do you agree with me?
    Tnx

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    #2

    Re: Its Majesty Present Perfect again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Do you agree with me?
    no, i don't

    i think it's correct, but i can't explain why!


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    #3

    Re: Its Majesty Present Perfect again.

    Hi, It`s correct.

    started in the past and continued until now -- so present perfect Ok

    similarly -- I haven`t seen him since 1979


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    #4

    Re: Its Majesty Present Perfect again.

    Tnx,folks.
    Indeed, talking abt similarity:
    After since there goes a definite moment in the past, a reference point, marked by either a particular date (1979) or an action in the Past Simple.
    It's been a while (say, 3 months) since I last posted (On May 11)
    Shevchenko has scored 23 goals since he came to the team.
    Yes exactly - started in the past. His absence started in the past, when he sent his last message; and he has just returned.
    Looking forward to your reply.
    Tnx

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