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    for/since

    I started living in London two years ago.
    I still live in London.
    So, I have lived(have been living) in London since two years ago.

    Is it OK to to say "since two years ago" instead of "for two years"?

    Thank you in advance.


    (P.S.
    I've often seen "Thank you in advance." in other threads.
    I know what it means, but is it OK to say so?
    I'd never seen this expression before I first visited here.)

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    Re: for/since

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I started living in London two years ago.
    I still live in London.
    So, I have lived(have been living) in London since two years ago.

    Is it OK to to say "since two years ago" instead of "for two years"?

    Thank you in advance.


    (P.S.
    I've often seen "Thank you in advance." in other threads.
    I know what it means, but is it OK to say so?
    I'd never seen this expression before I first visited here.)

    No. It is not OK.

    FOR a period of time (2 years), SINCE a moment in time (2006).

    It is perfectly acceptable to say 'thank you in advance'.
    Last edited by fromatto; 16-May-2008 at 18:52.

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    #3

    Re: for/since

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I started living in London two years ago.
    I still live in London.
    So, I have lived(have been living) in London since two years ago.

    Is it OK to to say "since two years ago" instead of "for two years"?

    'ago' normally requires simple past.

    So it should be read:

    I lived in London two years ago. However, this would imply that you are no longer living in London.

    In the context given I'd say:
    I have been living in London for two years now.

    Thank you in advance.


    (P.S.
    I've often seen "Thank you in advance." in other threads.
    I know what it means, but is it OK to say so?

    Yes. It is correct.

    I'd never seen this expression before I first visited here.)

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    Re: for/since

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I've often seen "Thank you in advance." in other threads.
    I know what it means, but is it OK to say so?
    I'd never seen this expression before I first visited here.)
    This expression might sound odd to some people because we usually thank someone after they have helped us, not before. As I know, most people have no problem with "thank you in advance".

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