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# Subordinate conjunction usage issue

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Just read an article on subordinate conjunctions: While,Since,Although,After..

Is this sentence correct?

She has been living here since that last earthquake of 1657.

Here the subordinate clause following the subordinate conjunction 'since' cannot stand on its own.(As specified by the rule in the article)
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Howdy! Happy to help!

Your sentence is correct although a little strange. For one, this woman is really really old.

JusTLucK04 wrote:

She has been living here since that last earthquake of 1657.

Here the subordinate clause following the subordinate conjunction 'since' cannot stand on its own.(As specified by the rule in the article)

I think that you could communicate the same idea in a more concise and direct way:

"She has been living here since the earthquake of 1657."

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/substantiv ... -the-gmat/

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