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Message de jihaire posté le 09-01-2021 à 16:15:56 (S | E | F)
I'm reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and I'm surprised how the author sometimes uses the word "since" ( I would rather have written ago )
For instance :
"He lost his elder brother a few years since."
"It is past eleven o'clock; I heard it strike some minutes since."
"Yes; nearly five years since to Robert Leaven, the coachman;"
"I was walking late one evening about a fortnight since."
Is that use usual or old fashioned or because of the ill-defined duration ?
Thank you for any reply.
Modifié par lucile83 le 09-01-2021 17:34
Réponse : Ago /Since de gerondif, postée le 09-01-2021 à 16:30:27 (S | E)
I think it is old fashioned, quaint, unusual nowadays.
It does mean "ago".
Réponse : Ago /Since de jihaire, postée le 09-01-2021 à 17:14:50 (S | E)
Thank you again
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