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"Mereka tinggal bersama kami sejak tiga tahun yang lalu."

Translation:They have lived with us since three years ago.

September 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Syahira372075

"For the past three years, they have lived with us" is a more commonly used phrase


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyrieDomineJesus

Correct:

"They have lived with us since 2017."

"They have lived with us for 3 years."

"They came to live with us 3 years ago."

Wrong:

"They have lived with us since 3 years ago."

"They have lived with us since 3 years."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnitaRRC

SINCE is used with a gixed date or time. FOR defines a period. https://www.grammar.cl/Notes/For_Since.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnitaRRC

Here it could be Ria's sentence or they came to live with us 3 years ago if you want ago. Since would need 'since December 2015'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kst868213

I agree with you guys, this sentence sounds wrong to me too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dkfour

"have lived... since" or "lived... for"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haakon388572

The combination of "since" and "ago" in the same expression is not good English.

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