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I saw this sentence, I am a bit surprised because of the tense

We are the number one tour company in the West of Ireland for over 10 years!

Why present for a duration? First time I have seen that!

  • I suspect that the writer wanted to emphasize "We are the number one", because "We have been" makes it sound like might be in the past (like "We have been the number one tour company, but we are not number one right now.") But you are correct to be surprised, and casey's answer is a good one; the whole sentence should have been rewritten. – stangdon Jul 20 '18 at 15:46
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This tense is definitely awkward. A better sentence could be:

We are the number one tour company in the West of Ireland and have been for over 10 years!

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