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  1. I am working in this company from the beginning.
    vs.
    I have been working in this company since the beginning.

Which one is correct?

  1. He let her daughter listen the music.

Is anything wrong with this sentence?

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  • For the first one, please state what it is that have an issue with. ELU is not a place for critiques unless you state your area of concern. – Nicole Apr 15 '15 at 0:26
  • Note that in question #2, if you had used "hear" in place of "listen" the sentence would have been fine: "He let her daughter hear the music." The reason the original wording in #2 is problematic is that in that construction English requires "listen to," not merely "listen": "He let her daughter listen to the music." You don't have to remove the definite article the in that sentence as Imran does in a suggested answer below; and in fact, Imran's wording changes the meaning of the sentence from a particular piece or kind of music ("the music") to, perhaps, music of any kind ("music"). – Sven Yargs Apr 15 '15 at 21:57
  • Are you sure that "since the beginning" without any context, makes sense? "I have lived here since the beginning"? (since I was born / a child, since I got married, since the beginning of time(!) etc.. ) – Mari-Lou A Apr 15 '15 at 22:34
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  1. your second sentence.
  2. He let her daughter listen to music.
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    This answer would benefit from an explanation of what was wrong with the first option in question #1 and what was wrong with question #2—as well as a brief explanation of why the second option in question #1 and your version of question #2 are correct. – Sven Yargs Apr 15 '15 at 21:46
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Example 1

Your first sentence does not make sense, but your second one almost does. It should say:

I have been working at this company since the beginning.

Or, if you want it in the past tense:

I have worked at this company since the beginning.

Example 2 (This is assuming that the daughter belongs to the "he".)

In this sentence you have missed out a word and used the wrong gender:

He let his daughter listen to the music.

In this sentence "daughter" is possessive - she "belongs" to the father. Because of this the sentence requires that the object (daughter) agree with the subject (he), thus being his daughter.

  • EDIT: Might be worth mentioning that the present tense is: "He lets his daughter. . . " while the sentence quoted by the OP and you is in the past. "He let his daughter" – Mari-Lou A Apr 15 '15 at 22:26

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