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  1. Since I started learning English, I have neglected English writing skills.
  2. Since I started learning English, I had neglected English writing skills.

What's the difference between these sentences??

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  • ..I think you should change your sentences, since I started speaking English, I have neglected English writing skills. Commented Sep 21, 2019 at 14:09
  • shouldn't it be : since I have started learning English, I have neglected...?
    – anouk
    Commented Sep 21, 2019 at 18:39

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I think you have to change the sentences:

since I started speaking (learning) English, I have neglected my English writing skills

Since I started speaking(learning)English, I had .neglected my English writing skills

The second sentence does not make sense.

It means you had neglected your writing skills well before you started speaking or learning your English. your intended meaning is not that.

The only first sentence is correct .It means that since you started concentrating on your speaking skills, you have neglected your writing skills .now you are concentrating more on speaking skills..In the past you concentrated more on writing skills.

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  • The user should have shown the reason for down voting Commented Sep 22, 2019 at 5:55

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