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    1.From the 1880's on, artist Mary Cassatt increasingly devoted herself to the theme of mother and child in oils, pastels and etchings.
    2.Since the 1880's, artist Mary Cassatt had increasingly devoted herself.........

    which of the sentences is correct?
    can i omit the "on" in the first sentence?

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    1.From the 1880's on, artist Mary Cassatt increasingly devoted herself to the theme of mother and child in oils, pastels and etchings.
    2.Since the 1880's, artist Mary Cassatt had increasingly devoted herself.........

    The first sentence is correct.

    Taking a look at the second one with "since", I would be tempted to rewrite it as: "After the 1880's, artist Mary Cassatt increasingly devoted herself ..."

    When you use the word "since", I would get the impression that the person in question is still alive, eg. a given Hollywood actor: "Since the 1990's, he has spent more time directing than acting".

    Hope this helps.

    Rgs,
    Bill

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    so can i omit the "on"?

    thanks

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    Hi again,

    You can keep the "on" or even replace that with "onward" / "onwards", but try and keep away from the "since"-construction since this can alter the time reference somewhat.

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