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    I know that, due to metric, itīs acceptable to make some mistakes in lyrics. The lyrics to My kind of lady, by Supertramp, say Iīm not the same since I met you. Iīd say itīs grammatically wrong (Iīd say I havenīt been...). If so, is it the kind of mistake an American could consciously make? How would it sound to natives if a foreigner said something like this?

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    Re: since

    It's perfectly grammatical.

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    Re: since

    Whatīs the difference between Iīm not the same and I havenīt been the same in the case above? Would it be right to say I live in Rio since I moved from Sao Paulo? Does it happen because since means as/because in the examples in which simple present is ok?

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    Re: since

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Whatīs the difference between Iīm not the same and I havenīt been the same in the case above? Would it be right to say I live in Rio since I moved from Sao Paulo? Does it happen because since means as/because in the examples in which simple present is ok?
    Look at the lyric this way, with ellipsis:
    I am not the same [anymore, and that has been ever] since I met you.

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    Re: since

    In the same way, with ellipsis, is it right to say I (donīt) live in Rio since I had a car accident?

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    Re: since

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    In the same way, with ellipsis, is it right to say I (donīt) live in Rio since I had a car accident?
    Nope:

    Ex: I don't live in Rio since I had a car accident.

    It may have to do with the meaning that live expresses.

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