Chino Alpha
How do you use present perfect after "since"? Hi, dear teachers. Here are some correct examples. "...since I've known her" "...since I've owned this car". "I've been stressed out since I've worked in that factory." "I've known him since he's lived next door" 1. Could you give me more examples using the pattern "since + present perfect"? 2. Could you tell me how we use present perfect after "since"(temporal) correctly and naturally? Please don't give me examples using the structure "It's been a period of time since + present perfect" Thank you so much. :)
Jan 31, 2017 7:12 PM
Answers · 6
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February 1, 2017
Hello Chino, This is wrong: ...since I've known her. In fact, we use since with a specific time in the past, like: since 1999, since I met her, since I was 12. In a sentence with 'since' your main verb should be 'present perfect'. This has nothing to do with what you use after 'since': I have always wanted to travel to China since I watched that documentary. I have lived in this city since 2011. I have lived here since my childhood. I have worked here since I moved to this city.
February 1, 2017
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