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    #21

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    OK, let's get this straight:
    1. You used to work with this man (he was your team leader).
    2. You handed in your notice but you had to work out your notice period.
    3. While you were working out your notice period, he treated you harshly.
    4. You have now finished working there so you no longer have anything to do with that man.

    If I'm right with all of the above, you would have to say "My team leader at [name of company] treated me very badly after I handed in my notice". You can't use "has treated me" because you no longer work there.

    Can you explain what all of this has to do with the content of post #1, in which you said you had been "observing" someone since you "didn't resign"?
    I had been observing my TL's behavior since I wasn't serving the notice period. Sorry to write my answer like this but nobody has answered my question whether negative clause can be used after since or not. If I have to say anything like this then what is the way to say it after "since"? Please correct my sentence "I had been observing my TL's behavior since I wasn't serving the notice period".

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    #22

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    No, that makes no sense. Do you mean "I was already watching my team leader's behaviour before I handed in my notice"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #23

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    nobody has answered my question whether negative clause can be used after since or not. .
    I said 'probably not' in post #12.

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    #24

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Perhaps:

    I was observing my team leader's behavior since I started started serving the notice period.

    Or:

    I had been observing my team leader's behavior since I started serving the notice period.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #25

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, that makes no sense. Do you mean "I was already watching my team leader's behaviour before I handed in my notice"?

    Yes.

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