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    Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    My question/doubt: This is regarding a sentence which I said to some shopping site for delayed shipping. I wanna know I had used the preposition "from" and adverb "until now" correctly or not in my sentence which I'm mentioning from second paragraph. So it's both a grammatical question and a grammar-confirm-doubt question



    Sentence : "So yours 24 hours haven't completed from/since 15th of March to until now(18th of March)"


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    Re: Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    My question/doubt: This is regarding a sentence which I said to some shopping site for delayed shipping. I wanna know I had used the preposition "from" and adverb "until now" correctly or not in my sentence which I'm mentioning from second paragraph. So it's both a grammatical question and a grammar-confirm-doubt question



    Sentence : "So yours 24 hours haven't completed from/since 15th of March to until now(18th of March)"


    Thanks
    "So, your "24 hours" has lasted from the 15th of March until the 18th of March."

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    Re: Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "So, your "24 hours" has lasted from the 15th of March until the 18th of March."

    Why did you use the Present Perfect if the time is defined and finished?

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    Re: Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "So, your "24 hours" has lasted from the 15th of March until the 18th of March."
    Thanks for correcting it and telling me a new sentence. Would be glad if you have told the reason where my sentence is wrong. Where I'm erring, where I'm going wrong.

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    Re: Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by Mzungu39 View Post
    Why did you use the Present Perfect if the time is defined and finished?
    He said this on the 18th of March.

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    Re: Regarding a verb "since" and adverb "until now" usage

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Thanks for correcting it and telling me a new sentence. Would be glad if you have told the reason where my sentence is wrong. Where I'm erring, where I'm going wrong.

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    "So, yours "24 hours" haven't completed from/since 15th of March to until now(18th of March)"
    If you delete the "s" and the "to", your original sentence is not too bad using "from". It's a bit awkward though.

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