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Is this sentence correct?

From early ages people like travelling.

Isn't it better to say:

Since early ages people have liked travelling.

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You definitely need some indication of the past tense. You could keep a semblance of the first version by saying something like the following:

"People like travelling" has been true since early times.

But I agree that the second version is much better.

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thank you for your help! :) – Valentina May 9 '11 at 20:50

I think it's definitely better to say

Since the early ages, people have liked traveling.

Because, have liked implies that people used to and still do, like traveling.

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thanks, I thought so! – Valentina May 9 '11 at 20:49

How about "People love to travel. It's been true since Moses crossed the waters."

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wow, that sounds perfect! :) – Valentina May 9 '11 at 20:49

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