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What is the mistake: I work here since two years. #1 (permalink) Thu May 29, 2008 20:29 pm   What is the mistake: I work here since two years.
 

I have seen him yesterday..

I work here since two years..
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what is the mistake in this sentence... #2 (permalink) Thu May 29, 2008 20:41 pm   what is the mistake in this sentence...
 

Hi Sonnete

You should try first.
What do you think is wrong with those two sentences?
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What is the mistake: I work here since two years. #3 (permalink) Fri May 30, 2008 11:58 am   What is the mistake: I work here since two years.
 

Quote:
I have seen him yesterday


I saw him yesterday. (Don't use present perfect when you mention the time)

Quote:
I work here since two years


I have worked here for two years = I have worked here since 2006
I have been working here for two years = I have been working here since 2006.

If it's the number of units of time (days, months, years etc) , use 'for'. And if it's a specific time use 'since'.

Eg: I have been living here for 10 years.
I have been living here since 1998.
I have been waiting for her since morning
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What is the mistake: I work here since two years. #4 (permalink) Fri May 30, 2008 16:33 pm   What is the mistake: I work here since two years.
 

1. I have seen him yesterday.

Though "have seen" can be a kind of past tense yet in the sentence it has a definitely time point there "yesterday" so that you need past tense.

Correct: I saw him yesterday.

cf:

I can't go with you because I broke my leg. (wrong)
I can't go with you because I have broken my leg. (correct)

Are you finished? Yes, I just have finished the letter. (correct)
Are you finished? Yes, I just have finished the letter several hours ago. (wrong)
Are you finished? Yes, I just finished the letter several hours ago. (correct)

2. I work here since two years. (wrong)

Correct:
I have worked here since 2005.
I have worked here since I graduated.
I have worked here for two years.
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