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    tense with since

    1. I haven’t heard any cars on the road since the snow fell last night.
    2. I don’t hear any cars on the road since the snow fell last night.
    3. She hasn’t spoken to her friends since they visited last week
    4. She does not speak to her friends since they visited last week.
    5. She is not speaking to her friends since they visited last week.
    6. My mother has looked younger since she dyed her hair.
    7. My mother looks younger since she dyed her hair.

    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?


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    Re: tense with since

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post

    1. I haven’t heard any cars on the road since the snow fell last night.

    2. I don’t hear any cars on the road since the snow fell last night.

    3. She hasn’t spoken to her friends since they visited last week

    4. She does not speak to her friends since they visited last week.

    5. She is not speaking to her friends since they visited last week.

    6. My mother has looked younger since she dyed her hair.

    7. My mother looks younger since she dyed her hair.

    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?
    We generally use since with past perfect and present perfect tenses.

    However there are exceptions. Present and past tenses are sometimes used - to describe change for instance - as illustrated in your example number 7 which uses the present tense.

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    Re: tense with since

    1. She hasnít wanted to speak to her friends since they visited last week
    2. She doesnít want to speak to her friends since they visited last week.
    Which of the above sentences is acceptable?


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    Re: tense with since

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post


    1.
    She hasnít wanted to speak to her friends since they visited last week

    2. She doesnít want to speak to her friends since they visited last week.


    Which of the above sentences is acceptable?
    The present perfect is the correct tense to use in this sentence.

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    Re: tense with since

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. She hasnít wanted to speak to her friends since they visited last week
    2. She doesnít want to speak to her friends since they visited last week.
    Which of the above sentences is acceptable?
    Number 1. is correct.

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