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    It has been a long time since i played sports. is this sentence correct?

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    Cool Re: since

    It has been a long time since I played sports.

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    Re: since

    I thought that saying "it has been a long time since I have played sports" could be more appropriate but when i spoke I used the past tense.

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    Re: since

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    I thought that saying "it has been a long time since I have played sports" could be more appropriate but when i spoke I used the past tense.
    It's fine too. But try to avoid the same tense (namely the present perfect) in such constructions.

    It has been + period + since + past simple (+ last)
    It is + period + since + past simple (+ last), or + present perfect

    It's been a long time since I (last) played sports.
    It's a long time since I (last) played sports.
    It's a long time since I have played sports.

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