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Please what is the difference between:

"It's been a while since we met."
"It's been a while since we've met."

Is the latter one even correct? I've noticed they use it a lot in AE. E.g. I found this at www.quickanddirtytricks.com:

"It's possible to have a simple past tense in the "since" clause, but this usually happens when the event is something that is not going to happen again; for example, "a long time since he died." - See more at: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/mixing-verb-tenses#sthash.GN4Q6H5j.dpuf

Or does it meet that I would use past tense if I thought there is not a possibility of meeting again...? Any differences in BE and AE?

Thanks a lot! M.
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Misko PiskoPlease what is the difference between:"It's been a while since we met.""It's been a while since we've met."
There is no difference in meaning or intent.
Misko PiskoIs the latter one even correct?
Many grammarians say it is not.
Misko PiskoI've noticed they use it a lot in AE
That is also true.
Misko PiskoIt's possible to have a simple past tense in the "since" clause
'Possible'? That website has its head on backward. Simple present after 'since' is the norm.
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Thank you Mister.
Mister MicawberSimple present after 'since' is the norm.
You probably meant "Simple PAST after 'since' is the norm." Emotion: smile

Have a nice day. M.
Misko PiskoYou probably meant "Simple PAST after 'since' is the norm.
Yes, thank you.

In AE (the form of English I speak), the implication of "It's been a while since we've met" is that meetings are recurring occurences. In other words, this is not about meeting in the sense of making someone's acquaintance, but rather meeting in the sense of gathering for a discussion.

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