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    We've known each other for ten years.

    It's ten years since we knew each other.

    Are these sentences right? Please.

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    [1] We've known each other for ten years.
    [2] It's been ten years that we've known each other.
    [3] It's been ten years since we've seen each other.

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    SoupRe: sentence
    [1] We've known each other for ten years.
    [2] It's been ten years that we've known each other.
    [3] It's been ten years since we've seen each other.

    All the sentences mean exactly the same?

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    SoupRe: sentence
    [1] We've known each other for ten years.
    [2] It's been ten years that we've known each other.
    [3] It's been ten years since we've seen each other.

    All the sentences mean exactly the same?
    Yes and no. The verbs 'know' and 'see' do express different things, but ...

    In [3], the people haven't met face-to-face for the past ten years. The same could hold true for [2]. They know each other via email, but haven't met face-to-face or seen each other for 10 years.

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    Re: sentence

    [1] We've known each other for ten years.
    It's been ten years since we've known each other.

    Do they mean the same?

    Why " It's been ten years since we knew each other' is wrong?

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    Aren't the following sentences correct?

    It's been ten years since I drove a car.
    It's been ten years since I ate chicken.

    We are using simple past after since in the sentences above. But why do we use present perfect for the ones given below?

    It's been ten years since we've seen each other.
    It's been ten years since we've known each other.

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    puzzleRe: sentence
    [1] We've known each other for ten years.
    It's been ten years since we've known each other.

    Do they mean the same?

    Why " It's been ten years since we knew each other' is wrong?

    Any help?

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