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Please correct the following text:
Michael: I have been here for the last 5 years.
Catherine: 5 years!
Michael: 1: Ya, some have been here even longer than this. 2: Ya, some have been here longer than this. 3: Ya, some have been here even for longer than this.
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Hi,

Please correct the following text:



Michael: I have been here for the last 5 years.

Catherine: 5 years!

Michael: 1: Ya, some have been here even longer than this. 2: Ya, some have been here longer than this. 3: Ya, some have been here even for longer than this.

Michael: I've been here for the last 5 years.

Catherine: 5 years!

Michael: 1: Yeah, some've been here even longer. (You might say 'Some people've . .. )_

I used the abbreviation for 'have' because you have shown this is an informal conversation by using an informal version of the word 'Yes'..

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi Jackson

Your first sentence (with the word 'even') seems the most appropriate in the context.
I doubt that your third sentence would be used.

In your first two sentences, I'd probably do the following:
- add a conjunction, e.g. 'and'
- omit 'than this'
- change 'Ya' to 'Yeah'

Yeah, and some have been here even longer.
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Change 5 to five.

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Thanks, everyone!
YankeeI doubt that your third sentence would be used.
Hi Amy,
I take that in the above sentence you meant to say that my third sentence would not be used. Correct? But I could have written it as I doubt that you third sentence would NOT be used. Is my way also correct?