I' ve got a specific sentence I would like to ask about.

"Since 2009 she worked there." The person doesn' t work there anymore, someone else does, but I refer to a specific period of time in the past that is over. Can past simple be used here?

Thank you


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For sure, but qualify your dates: "from 2009 to December 2016 she worked there".

  • Thank you. I don' t know when that period ended, it' s just written (in Polish ) : "Since 2009 someone worked somewhere. Now (I don' t know the year when she began) someone else works there. Feb 14, 2018 at 14:29
  • Then I would say that this person "worked at the establishment from (not since) 2009". If your interviewer then asks further questions, you can quite safely say that you are no longer in touch. I hope that helps!
    – Anonymous
    Feb 14, 2018 at 14:38
  • You're very welcome! Please give me an upvote if you are able - it will increase both of our reputations... 😃
    – Anonymous
    Feb 14, 2018 at 14:47
  • Sure, but it displays a message: "Votes cast by those with less than 15 reputation are recorded, but do not change the publicly displayed post score." Feb 14, 2018 at 15:06
  • No worries - I'm really pleased that I was able to help! 😃
    – Anonymous
    Feb 14, 2018 at 15:34

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