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

    1) I have been observing him since I hadn't resigned from this company.

    2) I have been observing him since I didn't resign from this company.

    3) I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Please correct my sentences.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) I have been observing him since I hadn't resigned from this company.

    2) I have been observing him since I didn't resign from this company. Grammatically correct but I don't understand it.

    3) I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Please correct my sentences.
    I can't correct the sentences because I have no idea what you're trying to express. People don't use "the time that I didn't resign from a company" as a time marker. Please explain what you're trying to say in a different way.
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    #3

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

    I think you want the time marker before.
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    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    How does "I have been observing him before I didn't resign/hadn't resigned from the company" make any more sense?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Jun-2019 at 13:50.
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    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    How does "I have been observing him before I didn't resign/hadn't resigned from the company" make any more sense?
    It doesn't, but I think Tufguy can express the idea he has in mind with a sentence that includes "before".
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    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Tufguy, are you using "since" in a temporal or a causal sense?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Tufguy, are you using "since" in a temporal or a causal sense?

    Could you please explain temporal and casual here? I think I used it in a temporal sense.

    I have been been applying for government jobs before I resigned from this company.

    Is it incorrect to use negative clause after since? Like we say "I have been feeling good since I met her" or "I haven't been able to sleep ever since I saw her".

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    #8

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

    It's another one of those mysteries.
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    #9

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

    since (temporal) = from the time that
    since (causal) = because

    I don't know what your sentence about government jobs has to do with the contents of post #1 but it's wrong.

    I started applying for government jobs before I resigned from [name of company].

    If you're using "since" in a temporal sense in post #1, I definitely don't understand what you mean. Please tell us, in different words, what you mean by the contents of your first post.
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    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    since (temporal) = from the time that
    since (causal) = because

    I don't know what your sentence about government jobs has to do with the contents of post #1 but it's wrong.

    I started applying for government jobs before I resigned from [name of company].

    If you're using "since" in a temporal sense in post #1, I definitely don't understand what you mean. Please tell us, in different words, what you mean by the contents of your first post.

    My team leader has been treating me in a harsh way since I resigned from AMX. Is it correct? I was trying to know whether a negative sentence can be written after "since" or not in these kinds of sentences?

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