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Emotion: smileHi, everyone

In this sentence:

I have known her since 1994.

Can it be rephrased as " I knew her from 1994." ? Has the meaning changed?

There's another sentence:

From the moment he saw her, he loved her.

Can it be rephrased as " Since the moment he saw her, he had loved her." ? Has the meaning changed?

I'd appreciate it if you can solve my doubt.Emotion: pizza
Regular Member546
ViceidolI have known her since 1994. (correct)

Can it be rephrased as " I knew her from 1994." ? No, this sentence is incorrect. It could be rephrased as: I have known her for thirteen years.

From the moment he saw her, he loved her. (correct)

Can it be rephrased as " Since the moment he saw her, he had loved her." ? Has the meaning changed? It should be rephrased as: Since he saw her, he has loved her.

I'd appreciate it if you can solve my doubt.Emotion: pizza
Veteran Member8,069
Use "since" when you're indicating the beginning of the time period (it refers to the starting point):
I have known her since 1990.
We haven't seen them since June.
She has been there since eight o'clock.

Use "for" when you're talking about a period of time (up to the present):
I have known her for 17 years.
We haven't seen them for 3 months.
She has been there for 5 hours.

I hope it's clear enough Emotion: smile
Full Member163
I really thank both of you!!
Anonymous:
this is helpful..
Anonymous:

the person is not answering the call then i want to mail the guy.

should i mention that

i have been calling you from 15 days
or i'm calling you from past 15 days

answer me which is correct and suggest me the best way i can mail the person.
Hi,

eg I have been calling you for 15 days.
eg I have been calling you for the last two weeks.

Make sure that you include what you think is the right level of politeness.Emotion: smile

Clive
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Anonymous:
I have been calling you for 15 days, since the 1st day you aren't picking my call.
That's not good English.
Say eg I have been calling you for 15days, but you haven/t returned any of my calls.
Clive
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