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    #1

    Can we say?

    1. It is raining since morning.
    2. It has been raining since morning.

    Is there any chance that we can say sentence 1 is NOT completely wrong?

    If sentence 1 is not grammatically correct, can sentence 1 be used in informal speaking instead of sentence 2? If sentence 1 is used, what will you, as a professional English teacher give me upon 10 (only for this use)?

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    #2

    Re: Can we say?

    Hi abdmlkbd

    Sentence 1. is pretty much ungrammatical; however, if we assume ellipsis and add in a pause or some punctuation, it would definitely work:


    • It is raining--(and it has been) since morning.

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