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  1. Unregistered
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    Usage of since

    Would the following usage be considered correct

    Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year.

    Does this sentence necessarily have to end as 'since a year ago'.

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    Re: Usage of since

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    Would the following usage be considered correct

    Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year.

    Does this sentence necessarily have to end as 'since a year ago'.
    Hello,

    Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year.

    Does this sentence necessarily have to end as 'since a year ago'.
    (Does this sentence also work with the ending of "since a year ago"?)
    "since" and "ago" together doesn't work.

    Example:
    Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year.
    This sentence means, that their suffer begins a year ago, and to last till today perhaps till in the future.

    Person A suffered from this problem a year ago.
    This sentence means, that they suffered from this problem last year. But today is everything ok.

    Hope that helps,
    Dany

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    Re: Usage of since

    I don't think "since a year" is right. It should be "for a year" or since and a specific point in time like "since November".

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    Re: Usage of since

    Quote Originally Posted by HCaulfield
    I don't think "since a year" is right. It should be "for a year" or since and a specific point in time like "since November".
    or also since last year.

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    Re: Usage of since

    Quote Originally Posted by HCaulfield
    I don't think "since a year" is right. It should be "for a year" or since and a specific point in time like "since November".
    Sorry, that was my mistake
    Of course you are right

    Kind regards,
    Dany

  6. ticks
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    Re: Usage of since

    Many thanks for your updates till date.

    As i understand it,

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year." -> is gramatically incorrect.

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since a year ago" -> is also gramatically incorrect and the usage of Since in conjungtion with ago is not correct.

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem for a year" -> would be correct

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since January 2004" -> would be correct.

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since last year" -> Would also be correct.

    Adding to the above, would it be correct to say

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since one year" or for example

    "Person A has been suffering from this problem since 3 years"

    Would the usage of "ago" at the end be required/make the sentences incorrect/would not affect the gramatical correctness of the above 2 sentences.

    Thanks a lot once more for the replies.

    Regards,
    Karthick

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