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    since or that

    Please help! Is it proper to say " It's been only a week since I was away".or should I say " It's been a week that I was away?"

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    Re: since or that

    Try this: I've only been away for a week.

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    Re: since or that

    Quote Originally Posted by loveydovey View Post
    Please help! Is it proper to say " It's been only a week since I was away".or should I say " It's been a week that I was away?"
    "It's been only a week since I was away." means that I was away, but now I have been back for only a week.

    "It's been a week that I was away.' is not a good sentence; I don't know what it means.

    Barb_D's sentence, 'I've only been away for a week.", means that I went away a week ago, and I am still away.

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    Re: since or that

    Ah yes. I wasn't thinking of the other meanings that may have been intended.

    I was only away for a week. I went away for a week and I am back now. -- one more possibility

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