One-Point English Lesson: Using Since to Talk About Time
When you want to connect the past to the present, you can use since when you talk about a specific point in past time. We use since after a clause that uses the present perfect tense. The verb in the since clause uses the simple past. The structure is since + S + V:
- Jack has played the guitar since he was in elementary school.
- Yuki said she has lived in New York since she graduated university.
- She has helped me so much since I first met her.
Of course, you can also use since + day, date, or other time phrase:
- Jack has played the guitar since 1987.
- Yuki said she has lived in New York since last year.
- Tom has worked in the bank since March.
Did you know I have been writing lessons her since 2010?
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