desde hace with unspecific durations

GraemeB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

desde hace with unspecific durations

Does it have to be a specific duration with desde hace? Or could we say:

No visito desde hace mucho tiempo un pueblo tan bonito que este

And would it be incorrect to say:

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que visité un pueblo tan bonito que este.

...or is it just another way of saying the same thing?

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Graeme,

with "desde hace" you can use any time phrase that indicates "a length of time":

No fumo desde hace 10 minutos/desde hace unas horas/desde hace mucho tiempo....

With "desde que" we can use different tenses. Your sentence is correct:

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que visité un pueblo tan bonito como este.

Here is a lesson about "desde que/hasta que" that is focused on something different but you can see lots of examples with different tenses and moods. 

Saludos

Inma

desde hace with unspecific durations

Does it have to be a specific duration with desde hace? Or could we say:

No visito desde hace mucho tiempo un pueblo tan bonito que este

And would it be incorrect to say:

Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que visité un pueblo tan bonito que este.

...or is it just another way of saying the same thing?

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