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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 10:33:53 AM
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1. She has been ill for five days.
2. She has been ill since five days ago.

Are both sentences OK?

Thanks.
Wilmar (USA)
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She has been ill for 5 days.
She became ill 5 days ago.
Allana
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 2:02:19 PM

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Wilmar speaks American English, I speak British English.
His answer is right this side of the pond as well.


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Parpar1836
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The great educator John Dewey put it this way: “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”

And that's what this message board is about . . . asking questions and learning how to improve our English by making mistakes (or preventing them from being published).

georgieporgie
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Koh Elaine wrote:
1. She has been ill for five days.
2. She has been ill since five days ago.

Are both sentences OK?

Thanks.

No.1 is fine.
No. 2 should be She has been ill for the past five days.
NKM
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 6:14:16 PM

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I agree with the other respondents that sentence 2 is unusual, but it is not really wrong. It's just longer and more complicated than the other choices.

Koh Elaine
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Thanks to all of you.
Erika Michell Sosa
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Parpar1836 wrote:
The great educator John Dewey put it this way: “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”

And that's what this message board is about . . . asking questions and learning how to improve our English by making mistakes (or preventing them from being published).


hi
Drag0nspeaker
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Hello Erika.

Welcome to the English Forums.



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