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5 Sep 2022 — Since a Long time

 

Is this correct? Which of the following expressions can follow "since"?

 

Flooded neighborhood

My family has been living here since a long time, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

 

Which of the following expressions can follow "since".
 

1.

My family has been living here since a long time, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

2.

We having been living here since 1995, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

3.

We having been living here since forever, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

4.

My family has been living here since the end of World War II, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

5.

We having been living here since as long as I can remember, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

6.

My family has been living here since my grandparents settled here in the 1960s, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

7.

My family has been living here since arriving in this country, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

8.

My family has been living here since a long time ago, and we've never seen a flood like this one.

 

GLOSSARY

  • ago (P) – temporal preposition: "We use agoto count back from the present: to say how long before now something happened." (Swan 33.4) See Temporal Expressions.
  • for (P) – temporal preposition: having duration expressed as a quantity of time; over a period of time; (often used with present perfect)
  • forever (N) – eternity; a seemingly endless time
  • since (P) – temporal preposition: having duration expressed from a particular time, time period, or event in the past until the present time; from a start time; (often used with present perfect)
  • temporal (Adj) – of or relating to expressing time
  • Function/CategoryN – Noun; NP – Noun Phrase; PP – Prepositional Phrase; Clause Parts:
    Cls – clause; F – finite clause; NFnonfinite clause: Gergerund nonfinite clause

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