The wording “it is (amount of time) since” is grammatically OK and in common use.
You seem to have added the comma yourself. It is unnecessary in that sentence.
Of course, it is ALSO correct to say “it has been (amount of time) since”.
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I would also like you, E2, to in future allow the student to attempt correction, when I have asked them to do so, before you jump in. That is how people learn, not by having answers thrust upon them – particularly when the answers are wrong.
No one has forgotten that you are a learner E2, but it was very clear that MM wanted Hoado to try those responses, and you ignored that point completely.
To make matters worse you then included wrong answers in a post in which you appeared so confident of your responses that they would appear to be authoritative to anyone who didn’t know better.
It is good that you are eager to learn English. I wish you the best with your English.
Please don’t be disjointedness and misunderstand. I have made a lot of mistakes, so the teacher just wants me to do the exercise again.
Well said, Hoado
though in English it would have been better said if you had put it like this:
‘Please don’t feel desultory and misunderstood.’ ;D
Your second attempt is much better.
In number 4, you seem to have a typo. I presume ‘fill time writing’ should be ‘full time writing’. Correct?
Only number 9 is still incorrect. I think between you and E2 you’ve gone through all the possible options except for the correct one.
In a greengrocer’s shop there is a lot of waste when fruits and vegetables are not sold.
in other words they won’t be used so they will waste.
The meaning of waste in this case is
Material that is not wanted; the unusable remains or byproducts of something
the unsold fruits and vegetables will certainly end up rotting and will ruin, but ‘rot’ and ‘ruin’ can’t fit this gap, while ‘rest’ is completely wrong.