I'd like to ask:

What's the meaning of present perfect using it after _been so long since_?

For example:

Someone phones me and says:

It's been so long since I've talked to you.

Or for example:

It's been so longe since I've had this much fun.

  • What is your question? – Colin Fine Nov 10 '19 at 23:43
  • Actually, these are examples of the present perfect reflecting perfect aspect. That is a bit unusual in modern English, but it is perfectly grammatical. More common would be "since I talked to you" and "since I had this much fun." The implication from the perfect aspect is that we completed talking at a past instant but not until now has it been repeated and that I did have as much fun at a past instant but not until now has it been repeated. – Jeff Morrow Nov 10 '19 at 23:50
  • Oh, my apologies , Colin, I will edit the question. – Jason O'Neil Nov 11 '19 at 2:48
  • Jeff:Just to see if I got it right - We used the present Perfect here to show that something's been repeated. For example: "It's been so long since I've talked to you" - I haven't talked to you for years. And now I'm doing so, because I'm talking to you right now. – Jason O'Neil Nov 11 '19 at 2:54

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