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    usage of since

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    Shouldn't it be

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    When do we use the simple past after since and when the present perfect?

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    Re: usage of since

    I'd use simple past there becvause the act of marking them is over regardless of whether the person's visit is not. Maybe the people in the software house were told that they should always use the present perfect with 'since'.

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