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Old April 03, 2016, 11:50 AM
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A grammar book tells me this sentence is wrong. Does anyone know why? Thanks!

Enviamos mensajes de texto desde hace cincuenta años
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Old April 03, 2016, 12:09 PM
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Except for the period at the end of the sentence, it seems correct. What is the context?
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Maybe llevamos enviado etc....
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The only "mensajes de texto" I know are SMS, though the 50-year period is impossible (it's a factual error, not a grammar error)

I agree with ROBINDESBOIS that maybe the book isn't eager to accept the phrase as it is common but sounds the type you'd read in a headline or a sign. You may go:

Enviando mensajes de texto desde hace cincuenta años

that shows better the notion of continuity for a corporative ad, or

Llevamos cincuenta años enviando mensajes de texto

as "that is what we do" (Robin Williams will use a funny voice to add "Help us!")
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