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Hi

(Apologies if I have asked this before--you know our search engine!)

Is the red part natural English?

Since being old enough to remember my actions, I've always seen him drunk.

or

Ever since I became old enough to remember my actions, I've always hated her.

Thanks,

Tom

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The clauses don't relate to each other.

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I don't see any actions by you here. What are you trying to say?

What si the relevance of the red part to what follows?

Clive

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Thanks, Clive and Englishmaven.

While posting the question I could predict the resplies--mainly because the original sentence is the literal translation of an expression from my language. Let me try to explain again.

When we go back in our childhood, we generally are able to recall things from the age of four and/or five. In Urdu, we call it 'age of sensibility', which means we will remember in future who we feared, disliked, hated or what we loved, etc. Now if I try again to translate that expression...

  1. Ever since I understood what hate was, I have hated Aunt Susan.
  2. Ever since as a very young boy, I have loved ketchup.

Do the red parts make any sense?

Best regards,

Tom

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  1. Ever since I first understood what hate was, I have hated Aunt Susan.
  2. Ever since I was as a very young boy, I have loved ketchup.

Do the red parts make any sense? Yes

Clive