kurgaraugalatur (kurgaraugalatur) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English syntax/conjugation question

Dear Glossaphiloi,

The sentence is:
We have known this since Einstein.

Can you parse this? Is the VP here an example of present perfect? Present perfect continuous?
Also, can the referent for the deictic "we" be determined from context? It seems like it can be narrowed down to a few things (e.g., speaker plus some group the speaker belongs to, not necessarily including hearer), but nothing conclusive.

Any information appreciated.
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