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nima_persian
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:49:16 AM
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I have not checked my emails since this morning.

1. I have not checked my emails today.

2. I checked my emails this morning.


The grammar book says the second one is correct but I failed to understand why yet.
papo_308
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:12:44 AM
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And why do you think it is not correct?
AndEng
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:38:12 AM

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All the three sentences are correct, depending on the previous context.

It looks as if there is a question or another sentence before them and you have to choose among the three.
Is this the case? If yes, please give us the previous context.

If I am wrong and these sentences do not have any context, it sounds a bit strange that you don't understand them, since your English level is certainly good enough for you to figure out their differences. In this case, try to figure out their meaning and post it for a check.
CatCat
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00:43 AM

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nima_persian wrote:

I have not checked my emails since this morning.

1. I have not checked my emails today.

2. I checked my emails this morning.


The grammar book says the second one is correct but I failed to understand why yet.


The word "since" in this case means in the time between the time mentioned (this morning) and the present.
So, the first sentence is correct. It means that "this morning" was the last time I checked my mail and I havn't done it since then.
nima_persian
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:35:53 AM
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Thanks.

No there is no more any information. I think the last one is correct, as the first one asserts the fact that the email has not been checked today at all, has been?Think
CatCat
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 11:59:35 AM

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CatCat wrote:
nima_persian wrote:

I have not checked my emails since this morning.

1. I have not checked my emails today.

2. I checked my emails this morning.


The grammar book says the second one is correct but I failed to understand why yet.


The word "since" in this case means in the time between the time mentioned (this morning) and the present.
So, the first sentence is correct. It means that "this morning" was the last time I checked my mail and I havn't done it since then.


Jeez... I can't believe I did this. This was a typo and I meant to say that the first sentence is INcorrect. The second sentence is correct, as the grammar book says. My explanation stands. Sorry for the confusion.
John Javier
Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:07:36 PM

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All of the three sentences are correct.
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