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since or have been - are or have been - since or since then

seit or seid?

Since when are you unsure about since or. since with t or with d at the end writes? There are both spellings, but the explanation is quite simple. And we hope that after reading this post you will be sure, because then you will be able to say: "Since I read the explanations and did the exercise, I always write this word correctly."

The second person plural of the verb sein is you are. Only if it’s a verb, we write since with d.

Are you ready?
Are you finished?
You are really good students.
Why did you not come yesterday.
Have you gone crazy?
Since when have you been married?

So: since is a verb form!

If the word is not a verb, it is written with t at the end.
The word since is either preposition or a conjunction.

since as a preposition

With the preposition since indicates a point in time when something began that still continues today. So it is about the beginning of a period of time that is not yet finished. The preposition since is with the dative case.

Since when do you learn German?
I have only recently started learning German.
Since then they have been good friends.
Since I was four years old I have been living in Germany.
She has been in the hospital for two weeks.
We have not seen each other since school days.
I know since yesterday.

since as conjunction

With the conjunction since we introduce temporal subordinate clauses. In these subordinate clauses we indicate the point in time at which a state or an event occurred.

Since he moved out of his parents’ house, their relationship has improved.
Since I have been doing sports and watching my diet, I feel better.

In both the subordinate clause and the main clause, we indicate a state or an event. Thereby we can simultaneity or pre-timeliness express.

Simultaneity with since

In simultaneity, the processes in the main and subordinate clauses run in parallel. Both processes resp. States continue until the moment of speaking.

Since we have known each other, we have gotten along very well.
Since I’ve been living here, I’ve been happy.

Prehistory with since

With antecedent, the process of the subordinate clause is completed while the process of the main clause is still going on.

Since we first met, we’ve been getting along very well.
Since I moved to this city, I feel very comfortable.

Now you know if we since or have been write. But there is also the word since. If it is a conjunction, we can use the following instead of since also since use.

since then

At since then it can be a conjunction (since) or an adverb act. As a conjunction we use since then like since.

since as an adverb

The adverb since then Has the meaning "since a certain time". This point in time has already been defined in a previous sentence.

We got married in 2012. Since then we are happy and have two
Children get.
Ten years ago I was in this city before. Since then, however
changed a lot.

Best you practice the whole thing still a little bit!

since or have been since – exercise

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