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    From that day..

    Hi,
    is it ok to say:

    1) From that day he hasn't ridden that kind of rides anymore OR

    2) From that day He didn't ride that kind of rides anymore OR

    3) From that day He doesn't ride that kind of rides anymore


    Thanks a lot

    Rip

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    Re: From that day..

    I was interested in finding out how common the first one was, so I did a corpus search. I'll post the results -- perhaps someone will find them interesting.

    My queries were:

    1) since that [user:list] [p*]|[n*] have|has
    2) from that [user:list] [p*]|[n*] have|has

    The results:

    1)
    COCA - 5
    COHA - 30
    TIME - 3
    BNC - 6
    2)
    COCA - 4
    COHA - 28
    TIME - 2
    BNC - 1

    Here's what the queries meant:

    [user:list] means "any of the words from word list 'list' defined by user 'user'". My list contained the following words (based on previous searches):
    hour
    day
    period
    point
    mo-ment
    moment

    [p*]|[n*] means "any pronoun or any noun".

    have|has means "the word 'have' or the word 'has'".
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 01-Apr-2011 at 22:37. Reason: wrong word list, wrong results

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    Re: From that day..

    wow, Birdeen! I do find the results interesting
    I'm surprised to see 'from that X " is almost as popular as 'since'. I know the pattern is 'from that X on', but it looks like 'on' isn't necessary here.
    Last edited by Verona_82; 01-Apr-2011 at 23:04. Reason: 'form' --> 'from'

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    Re: From that day..

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    wow, Birdeen! I do find the results interesting
    I'm surprised to see 'form that X " is almost as popular as 'since'. I know the pattern is 'from that X on', but it looks like 'on' isn't necessary here.
    I was surprised too.

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