Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 1,638
    #1

    since....have....

    Hello

    Which of them sound best to you:

    1. Since we joined the EU many people started to learn languages.

    2. Since we've joined the EU many people have started to learn languages.

    3. Since we joined the EU many people have started to learn languages.

    All the best

  1. Soup's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,882
    #2

    Re: since....have....

    1. Since we joined the EU, many people started to learn languages.

    2. Because/Since we've joined the EU, many people have started to learn languages.

    3. [Ever] Since we joined the EU, many people have started to learn languages.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 1,638
    #3

    Re: since....have....

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    1. Since we joined the EU, many people started to learn languages.

    2. Because/Since we've joined the EU, many people have started to learn languages.

    3. [Ever] Since we joined the EU, many people have started to learn languages.
    Hi

    So, actually it's without difference if I say: since we joined OR since we've joined...

    How about: Since we've joined the EU many people started to learn languages.


  2. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #4

    Re: since....have....

    One should be careful the way one uses the word start. If somebody started to do something that doesn't mean he either did it or that he is doing it. For example, if I say a person started to quit smoking you can expect me to mean that he didn't get very far with it. If you say more people have learned languages that is more definitive.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •