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I'm in New York with my parents and my sisters since one week.

The sentence is from a letter written by a teacher. Is "since one week" grammatical?
I'm not sure that in the sentence, the use of tense and adverbial is correct.

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  • No. Americans, at least, do not use the construction "since one week"... It's something I only ever hear Indian English speakers say.
    – Catija
    Jan 26 '16 at 4:30
  • What are you even trying to say? Jan 26 '16 at 4:39
  • See Usage of 'from' and 'since'.
    – GoDucks
    Jan 26 '16 at 4:57
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It depends. If you mean a one week period of time, and you are still there, then:

I have been in New York with my parents and my sisters for one week.

If you mean the 7 days prior to the statement, then:

I have been in New York with my parents and my sisters since one week ago.

I prefer have been since you are referring to a period of time.

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