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Rule "I work (I have worked|I have been working) here since 2002"

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Description: I work (I have worked|I have been working) here since 2002
Message: The perfect tense may be more appropriate here.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • The boy sits here since 10.
    Correction suggestion: has sat, has been sitting
  • Carmen Martinez, the president of the Fort Bend Freshwater Supply District No. 2 and a Four Corners resident who lived there since 1966, said in a Houston Chronicle article that at one time residents had to go to Houston or Rosenberg to get groceries.
    Correction suggestion: has lived, has been living
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • On 19 July 2007, the Newport Pagnell plant rolled out the last of nearly 13,000 cars made there since 1955, a Vanquish S. The Tickford Street facility was converted to Aston Martin's service and restoration department.
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ID: PERFECT_TENSE_SINCE [3]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-05-23 22:33:06 +0200)