Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
1. Is this sentence correct:
"I have applied for a replacement of my birth certificate more than one month ago, and even though, it is past the normal TIMELINE usually taken for this, I haven't got my new birth certificate."
2. In case 'timeline' is not a good word to use in this contexto, what alternative word would you suggest?
Note: Just to make sure you understand what I'm trying to say, 'by 'timeline' I mean the time usually predicted to fulfill a certain task.
- Gretchen SLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
I applied for a replacement of my birth certificate more than a month ago, and even though it is past the usual timeframe allowed, I have not gotten/received my birth certificate.
"Have applied" expresses an unspecific time in the past, before now. "More than a month ago" calls for the simple past.