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Does saying, 'I've been here for a shorter period of time' make sense or 'shorter time than you'? Like, I know, 'I've been here longer than you' makes sense but I'm not sure about the first example.

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    I haven’t been here as long as you have. – Xanne Jul 26 at 12:55
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    I think you can say either of those, but why not I haven't been here as long as you? – user339660 Jul 26 at 12:55
  • You arrived before me. You were already here. – Weather Vane Jul 26 at 13:17
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It is not colloquial to say, I've been here a shorter time than you. It would be better to say something such as: I arrived/came after you or You've been here longer than me.

  • Please never use code markup here. We do not use computer code in many if our answers. Just set in italic or use proper quotes. – tchrist Jul 28 at 2:18

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