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It's such a long time since he left school.
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Sentence #283500

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It's such a long time since he left school.

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cueyayotl
May 25th 2014, 12:48
@NNC
patgfisher
May 25th 2014, 13:05 - edited May 25th 2014, 13:10
In my opinion, this sentence is OK. Tag added.
Gulo_Luscus
May 25th 2014, 15:25
Then what's the difference between the current sentence and ''It's been such a long time since he left school.'' ?
patgfisher
May 26th 2014, 07:05
"It's (=It is)such a long time since he left school" and
"It's been (=It has been) such a long time since he left school"

mean the same thing.

They are just different tenses of the verb "to be" (simple present and present perfect). The "it has been" one might put a little more emphasis on the fact that it is long time since he left school.
Gulo_Luscus
May 26th 2014, 13:30
>The "it has been" one might put a little more emphasis on the fact that it is long time since he left school.

I got it. Thank you, Patrick.

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