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    #1

    Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

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    Does my diagram describe the sentence correctly?

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    #2

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    The event happened ten years ago. It's now ten years later, but I still remember the event.
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    #3

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Do you mean something like:

    It's been ten years now, but the memory still lingers on?

    I am not honestly sure what your diagram shows.

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    #4

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you mean something like:

    It's been ten years now, but the memory still lingers on?
    Yes, I saw the sentence as "The memory was formed ten years ago; now it still lingers on".

    However, GoesStation's explanation is more natural, I think.
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    #5

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    The memory was formed ten years ago; now it still lingers on.

    You're right. It's not natural at all. The first part is okay. You could say:

    The memory was formed ten years ago. It is still with me.

    I have to get some coffee.
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    #6

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Memory of the experience ten years ago lingers on to this day.
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    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    I wish you two would stop saying lingers on.. Memories don't linger. They either stay with you or they don't. That is, you either remember something or you don't.
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    #8

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I wish you two would stop saying lingers on. Memories don't linger. They either stay with you or they don't. That is, you either remember something or you don't.
    But the example sentence does use linger on with memories.
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    #9

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    But the example sentence does use linger on with memories.
    Yes, it does.

    Hm.
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    #10

    Re: Ten years later, the memory still lingers on.

    The memory still lingers on works fine for me.
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