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Present perfect + since this year/this summer?

I've never thought it's grammatically incorrect to use "have been (verb)ing since this year", but my Grammarly extension keeps claiming that I have to remove 'since' in that kind of sentence ...
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when in this expression “it has been a long time since ”can we use present perfect"

why can't we say it has been a long time since you have released a record (it has been a long time since you released a record is much better) Actually you're talking about a point of time when the ...
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Is it Since or From?

I've had a doubt for some time! Hi! -I had back pain since 1995, phew! It's over! (I don't have anymore) Is "since" suitable with my sentence? Or should I use "From" I heard that ...
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I have bought a computer since last year

Does the sentences mean I still have the computer? I've bought a computer since last year. I've bought a computer this year. I've bought a computer this month.
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I have swum in sea since 2015

With "since", I can talk about 1) something which started in the past and which continues up to the present, 2) something which happened one or several times in the past. 1) I have worked for this ...
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Why can't I use Present Perfect Continuous or vice versa Present Perfect forms in these sentences?

He has traveled so much recently that we have not managed to see each other much and I have met someone else. (why not "has been traveling") I have been eating fish and fruit since I got here. (...
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Does present perfect fit after since in this case?

I am writing to a record label that has not released a record for a long time, and here is the first sentence that I have written It has been a very long time since you have released a new record ...
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didn't happen since

Tom says: My God, Jeff, you have lost a lot of weight! Jeff replies: Twenty pounds! New Year's resolution. Tom says: a. You can't have lost twenty pounds since New Year's. You must have started ...
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past tense in since-clauses

I have an ongoing discussion with my lecturer about "since" and the past tense. We had a German translation from "A song of ice and fire" and had to translate it back to English. My translation: "He ...
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All examples using “since”

After read a post about the use of "these" I've been noticed that a britanic person explains that "since" must be mean "because" in that context. I'm surprised about a simple alternative use of a word ...
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Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous with 'since'

Can we combine the present perfect continuous tense and the present perfect tense by using 'since'? For example: I have not been going to the gym since I have come back from overseas. The ...
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It has rained a lot since June

In "It has rained a lot since June," when did the rain occur? And in "It has only rained twice since June," when did the two rain sessions occur? Could the said rain have occurred in June?
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tense with “since” when talking about dead people's lives

Is it correct to use the present perfect in the following? If not, how would you revise it? Charles Dickens left school to work in a factory and has since become a professional writer. I'd ...
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What alternatives could better be used instead of “since five years ago”?

*We have planned our summers here since five years ago³. ³ since five years ago — (1) An expression of duration is not used for a past event. If a past event is relevant to something happening in the ...
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It has been a long time since I visited you /since I used to visit you/since I have visited you

My teacher is wondering whether all three sentences below could mean virtually the same. This idea that "since I used to visit" and "since I have visited" might mean the same partly comes from the ...