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Meaning of 'since then' #1 (permalink) Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:11 am   Meaning of 'since then'
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #19 "Adverbs and Gerunds", question 1

We went there on holiday. I remember it well but then that was before many years and it's probably changed since then.

(a) went
(b) before many years
(c) since then

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #19 "Adverbs and Gerunds", answer 1

We went there on holiday. I remember it well but then that was many years ago and it's probably changed since then.

Correct entry: many years ago
The error was: (b) before many years
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Meaning of 'since then'?

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Since then #2 (permalink) Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:44 am   Since then
 

Hi,

I assume you want to know what since then means? It means from that time/then to this time/now.

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Meaning of 'since then' #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 16, 2007 22:45 pm   Meaning of 'since then'
 

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I assume you want to know what since then means? It means from that time/then to this time/now.


Thanks Alan. I understand "since then". Now, the example uses it preceded with the past tense of Change. Can I use it preceded with present tenses? For instance:

"Cesar is helping since then many businesses..."

Furthermore, can it be used preceded with future tenses?

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Meaning of 'since then' #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:57 am   Meaning of 'since then'
 

Hi Alsina

The word 'then' in the expression 'since then' refers to a specific point in the past (which has already been mentioned, probably in a previous sentence). 'Since then' is typically used with the present perfect simple or the present perfect continuous:

"Cesar has helped many businesses since then."

(Note the word order.)
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Meaning of 'since then' #5 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 17:25 pm   Meaning of 'since then'
 

Could I use it in the following situation?
After a class, a professor ask students: Do you have question about this class?
Student: "I've not had questions since then." (from class begin to the end)

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Meaning of 'since then' #6 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 19:12 pm   Meaning of 'since then'
 

That would not be usual and sounds extremely odd when applied to such a situation, Yecochi.
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Meaning of 'since then' #7 (permalink) Fri Sep 02, 2011 19:24 pm   Meaning of 'since then'
 

Hi,

Would be better to say: I've not got any questions so far.

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