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  1. Suzanne's Avatar
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    During v Since

    Can anyone help me? I have a class tomorrow and I need to be able to answer this question. I have looked in English Grammar In Use 3rd Edition but can only find 'during' on it's own.

    Please if you can help reply asap or send me a PM.

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    Re: During v Since

    When you start a thread, it automatically gets put in your 'My Posts' list; and by default (that is, unless you've expressly told it not to) the forum software sends you email whenever you get a reply.

    Sorry - no time to answer your question fully now; in brief, "during" refers to a period ("during my childhood") and "since" refers to an event ("since my accident"). I'll look in again tomorrow, in case you still need help.

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    Re: During v Since

    Let's say that you lived in Sweden from 2003 to 2006.

    If you want to refer to something that happened from 2003 to 2006, you say "During the time I lived in Sweden, ..."

    If you want to refer to something that has happened from 2006 until now, you say "Since I lived in Sweden,..."

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