When exactly we should use depuis with present?

JayaniA2Kwiziq community member

When exactly we should use depuis with present?

Asked 5 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Jayani, You use "depuis* with the present tense when you're talking about something that started in the past and continues in the present. For example, J'habite ici depuis 5 ans - I've lived here for 5 years. Je travaille depuis ce matin. - I've been working since this morning.
KurienA2Kwiziq community member
I feel that J'habite ici depuis 5 ans translates to I have been living here for (the past) 5 years rather than I've lived here for 5 years. See https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/71092-quot-I-ve-been-living-quot-vs-quot-I-ve-lived-quot https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/84898/have-lived-vs-have-been-living
AdamC1Kwiziq community member

Can you use depuis with the passé composé in the affirmative?

How would you say if something has happened since a particular time? For example, when I translated I saw him one since last week it came up as Je l'ai vu une fois depuis la semaine dernière.

When exactly we should use depuis with present?

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