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Since I have been ten years old I am a member of the scouts.  
von dracula (AT), 2018-08-14, 17:42  like dislike  Spam?  
Is this sentence correct?

Or rather: Since I was 10 years old I have been a member of the scouts. ?
Info: the person is still a member of the scouts.

Please help me with this tricky grammer.... thanks!!
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von Windfall (GB), 2018-08-14, 18:24  like dislike  Spam?  
 #895284
I've been a member of the scouts since I was 10 (years old).
It sounds a little odd to start the sentence with "Since I was 10" in English.
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Avoid starting the sentence with „Since“  #895286
von Zuchi1, 2018-08-14, 18:38  like dislike  Spam?  62.216.202...
I have been a member of the Scouts since I was 10 years old.
I have been a Scout since I was 10 years old.
I have been a Scout since I was 10.
I joined the Scouts at the age of 10 and I am still a member.
I am still a Scout and I joined at the age of 10.
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capital S for Scout / the Scouts  #895287
von Zuchi1, 2018-08-14, 18:44  like dislike  Spam?  62.216.202...
Capital S for Scout / the Scouts for the organization Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Scout Association.
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Ok, thanks, great help!!!!  #895290
von dracula (AT), 2018-08-14, 18:52  like dislike  Spam?  
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von aphoenix (US), 2018-08-14, 21:43  like dislike  Spam?  
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I don't think it sounds odd to say or write "Since I was 10.." in AE.
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Since  #895324
von Catesse (AU), 2018-08-15, 04:41  like dislike  Spam?  
At the beginning of a sentence, "since" does not sound like an adverb of time, but one of reason. (as, because)
Since he slept late, he missed the bus.
Since he has cheated me before, I am not going to trust him now.
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von aphoenix (US), 2018-08-15, 05:41  like dislike  Spam?  
 #895326
Well, the only other way I can think that we would say it is "Ever since I was ten ...", but that makes it sound as if one is telling a story as opposed to stating a fact.
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aphoenix  #895328
von Catesse (AU), 2018-08-15, 06:04  like dislike  Spam?  
Nothing wrong with "I have been a Scout since I was 10 years old."
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Catesse  #895329
von aphoenix (US), 2018-08-15, 06:11  like dislike  Spam?  
No, of course there's nothing wrong with it.  I was simply pointing out that what apparently sounds odd in BE does not sound odd at all in AE.
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aphoenix  #895330
von Catesse (AU), 2018-08-15, 06:41  like dislike  Spam?  
I was giving consideration to that but did not mention it.

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