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In the sentence: Trump has reiterated his rhetoric of North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs since have started a 12-day trip to Asia on Sunday.

The phrase following the word 'since' should be followed by a noun-phrase which would describe a point of time in the past.

Does the phrase 'have started a 12-day trip to Asia on Sunday' function as a noun, knowing that Trump is a singular noun?

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    Welcome to EL&U. Please remember always to place a quotation in context and to indicate its source. There are a number of problems with the sentence (e.g. "of North Korea"?) and it may be that have instead of having is an oversight or typographical error on the part of rushed writers or editors, as happens for example in online news. I strongly encourage you to take the site tour and review the help center for additional guidance on writing strong questions. – choster Nov 8 '17 at 17:49
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    The sentence you have placed in italics (Trump has reiterated ... since have started a 12-day trip to Asia on Sunday.) is ungrammatical. The simplest way to rehabilitate the sentence would be to change "since have started" "since he started". – Sven Yargs Nov 16 '17 at 21:34

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