He is in Coma for 2 years ( is it correct if he is still in coma) He has been in Coma for 2 years ( what is the difference )

Question : Why are you not coming to office? Answer : I am Sick for 3 days. Grammar rule says we should say : I have been Sick for 3 days.

Grammar rule says we cannot use Since and for with simple present tense but I read in newspaper above sentences .. Please help

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/indian-in-coma-for-17-months-brother-struggles-with-repatriation above link is from khaleejtimes which mentioned indian is in coma for 17 months.

  • Special attention needed to definite and indefinite articles. – Michael Harvey May 24 '18 at 18:40
  • My mom who is 67 had brain injury due to hypoxia and is in Coma for the last 24 days... is it correct @choster – TheMdsami33 May 24 '18 at 18:47
  • there are many many links which is being used simple present .. but I studied we should use present perfect with for... please help.. – TheMdsami33 May 24 '18 at 18:48
  • khaleejtimes.com/… @choster in this newspaper link you can read An Indian met with an accident in Al Ain and is in coma for 17 months at a private hospital in Abu Dhabi. – TheMdsami33 May 24 '18 at 18:54
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    Indian English has its own conventions, but in standard English you would say 'He is in a coma' - 'He has been in a coma for two years' - 'He has been in a coma since 2016'. – Kate Bunting May 25 '18 at 7:36

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