It has been a while

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Daniellll

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Do we say:

- it has been a while since we met
OR
-it has been a while since we have met?
 
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The first, because 'we have met' refers to the present meeting. For example 'We have met today to discuss the rail strike.'

But a lot of speakers just see one perfect and have a kneejerk reaction that makes them carry on with the perfect willy-nilly. So I expect some users would (wrongly, in my view) regard your second sentence as acceptable. ;-)

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The first, because 'we have met' refers to the present meeting. For example 'We have met today to discuss the rail strike.'

But a lot of speakers just see one perfect and have a kneejerk reaction that make them carry on with the perfect willy-nilly. So I expect some users would (wrongly, in my view) regard your second sentence as acceptable. ;-)

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What is a kneejerk?:)
 
Interesting word. Thank you!
 
You've probably have noticed that I used it as an adjective qualifying the noun 'reaction' and the American source mentioned in that Wikipedia used it as a noun. I don't think it is (yet!) widely used in Br English as a noun. ;-) (Always pleased to feed a fellow logoholic's craving! [And don't bother looking that up, because - I think - I just made it up.)

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