View Poll Results: Three months after his fatherís death, Dave was now running the shop.

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  • The use of "now" is correct there.

    4 80.00%
  • The use of "now" is incorrect there.

    1 20.00%
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  1. M56
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    #1

    "Now" is my now and not yours. ;-)

    Do you find anything wrong with this sentence?

    Three months after his fatherís death, Dave was now running the shop.

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    #2

    Re: "Now" is my now and not yours. ;-)

    I'm happy with the use of 'now' with the past. I have put a few polls up about it on the site and generally it is accepted, but in the poll on whether you can or cannot use 'now' with the past, the cannots are ahead, which is strange.

  2. M56
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    #3

    Re: "Now" is my now and not yours. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm happy with the use of 'now' with the past. I have put a few polls up about it on the site and generally it is accepted, but in the poll on whether you can or cannot use 'now' with the past, the cannots are ahead, which is strange.
    < but in the poll on whether you can or cannot use 'now' with the past, the cannots are ahead, which is strange. >


    And there are many native speakers among them.

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