since et present perfect


Senior Member
French - France

Dans la Famille Adams,

«How long has it been since we've waltzed?»

Avec since ne devrait-on pas dire «since we waltzed» plutôt ? Ou «since we haven't waltzed» ?

  • Jektor

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    You can use either version, but
    "How long has it been since we waltzed?"
    implies a longer amount of time back into the past than
    "How long has it been since we've waltzed?"

    There are many previous threads about "since" and its associated tenses which you may find helpful: - q=since+tense
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