I have confusion with a sentence. Is there anybody who can help me? The sentence is given below. I am plying violin since I was 5 years old -is it correct sentence grammatically? If it is correct then what type of clause this would be- since I was 5 years old
The correct grammar
I have been playing violin since I was 5 years old.
This assumes that the speaker started playing violin at 5 years old and has been playing up to now, continuously.
has/have been playing (present perfect progressive) and not
(be) playing (present continuous) because
(be) playing describes "now" only.
has/have been playing describes a time period that started in the past and has continued up to "now" and includes "now". This is the case in the sentence in question, based on indicated assumption.
Type of clause?
since I was 5 years old is an adverbial clause, because it describes "when" and points to the verb
have been playing