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Old May 07, 2010, 12:24 PM
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That sounds much better Chileno.

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Old May 07, 2010, 12:27 PM
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That sounds much better Chileno.

Sometimes I get it...
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So, the first sentence of the examples is wrong, something is lacking there, as Elaina pointed out.

Thanks everybody, I think I understand it now. A present for you all
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So, the first sentence of the examples is wrong, something is lacking there, as Elaina pointed out.

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I'm afraid English is out of line here, and since is correct even though illogical, with no explanation to offer.
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No me parece ilógico. La lógica parece ser que si dices "from" tienes que decir hasta cuando. Además, si el verbo es continuo, no puedes decirlo (el último ejemplo).

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I agree with you. I meant that English seems out of line with other European languages, not that the use of since in English is illogical. For example, Germans have difficulty with since, because they try to translate Ich wohne hier seit 10 Jahren as I live here since 10 years. They don't see they need a perfect tense in English where other languages use a present, plus they try to translate seit as since, which is often correct.

By the way, I have just noticed while watching a DVD of The Pallisers, from Trollope, that somebody says I have lived here since 50 years. So in Victorian times, that seemed acceptable.
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Old May 08, 2010, 06:41 AM
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By the way, I have just noticed while watching a DVD of The Pallisers, from Trollope, that somebody says I have lived here since 50 years. So in Victorian times, that seemed acceptable.
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One might not hear it much outside of the Canadian Maritime Provinces,
but around here it's very common to say "I've lived here since 50 years.",
or "I've known him since long.".

Many families came here from the British Isles in Victorian times...
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Wy "since" instead of "from" in this sentence?:

I had been living there since 1980, but he told me my mother wanted me to go back home.

I think that the action is finished.

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I could see well wrote the phrase.

I'm living in Mexico since I'm a kid.

I'm living in Mexico since I'm young.

My brother is in the school since I have memory.

As you can see they are correct in the usage of the word since.
You only can use from when you need to express something related with a country or some sentence that it needed needs to takes from (Desde) point to point.

For instance.

The country longer of the world from Canada until Spain is Greenland.
This word is more used in the address from place to place.

Another example.

The Maldonado street is from the first avenue until my house, therefore I consider that the longer avenue is Maldonado.

I hope that you can understand my example.

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En general, si el verbo principal está en el presente y hay una cláusula vinculada por la palabra "since", significa "puesto que".

Por ejemplo, "I may as well go home, since it's raining" - "Vuelvo a casa, puesto que llueve".
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Old May 08, 2010, 11:36 AM
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I didn't know that Since means Puesto que.
Only I knew that since means desde.

I hope that you can clear mi doubt.
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