I love you since forever.

In the sentence, the simple present tense has been used with "since". I'd like to know whether it is possible or not.

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    Please do not use the Grammar tag. It is vague, and people seriously want to deprecate it. Jan 27 '16 at 2:23

No, it is not grammatical. This is because the present tense ("I love you") refers to things that are happening now, like reporting a current event or state ("I love this restaurant") or happen in general ("I eat here every week").

But phrases with since usually require the present perfect, because since means "from a past time to now". For example, "This restaurant has been open since last May."

So the grammatical way to phrase it is "I have loved you since forever."

But we're not quite done! "Since forever" is a very informal phrasing. You can use it and people will generally understand it to mean "for a very long time", but the more common phrasing would be "I have loved you forever."


No, it's not correct to use since forever in the present simple, though it's understandable. Grammatically, you should say:

I have loved you forever.

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