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Reply to "Present perfect with since"

Hi, Ahmed Towab,

@Ahmed towab posted:

In ( Cambridge Grammar today)

The writer used the present perfect after since with the verb (moved ) though it was not repeated,it happened once.

1- They haven't received any junk mail since they moved house.

2- They haven't received any junk mail since they have moved house.

Is it ok to use a non repeated verb in the present perfect after since?

Thanks in advance

1. They haven't received any junk mail from the moment that / the day that they moved house. (Of course, this is 100% grammatically correct.)

The problem with 2 is that the since clause here uses the present perfect although it is neither durative nor iterative. A possible reading for 2 could be "They haven't received any junk mail because they have moved house."

Last edited by ahmed_btm
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