Now she’s been bitten by the travel bug

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supermarioutd

Senior Member
Persian
Hello,

I found an example from the dictionary about bitten by the bug:

My mum was never really interested in going abroad until she went to America last year. Now she’s been bitten by the travel bug and hates staying at home!

been bitten by the bug

Do you think this is correct? She went there last year, but the example says "now" she is bitten by the travel bug.
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    The text is vague enough about the sequence of events that "now" is appropriate. Contrast this with:

    My mum was never really interested in going abroad until she went to America when she was twenty (i.e., years ago). Since then she’s been bitten by the travel bug and hates staying at home!
     
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