Reply to ""Since[time] ago""

A Google search shows what I meant by saying "it's not so common to use "since"; it's more common to use "in" or "for" [with an imprecise time period] (the * indicates "any word"):


1) Haven't * SINCE many years AGO = 0

Haven't * FOR many years = 22,000

Haven't * IN many years = 1,580



2) Hasn't * SINCE many years ago = 0

Hasn't * FOR many years = 663

Hasn't * IN many years = 598


Hogel's example sentences have a negative verb, but here are some figures for the affirmative version ("in" doesn't apply):


3) Have * SINCE many years AGO = 8

Have * FOR many years = 79,600

Marilyn Martin
×
×
×
×