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    Question "up-to-date" and "up-to-the-minute"

    Hi,

    What is the difference between "up-to-date" and "up-to-the-minute" ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: "up-to-date" and "up-to-the-minute"

    The latter phrase means really up-to-date.

    Rover

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    Re: "up-to-date" and "up-to-the-minute"

    [QUOTE=fenglish;818882]


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I do not want a 2005 automobile. I want an up-to-date car. That is, one

    made in 2011. ("Up-to-the-minute" would not fit in that sentence.) ("Up-to-date" means "modern.")

    (2) Newspapers in the United States are usually printed once each day. So when I

    read it, the news is at least 24 hours old. I need to watch TV if I want up-to-the-

    minute news. ("Up-to-date" would not fit in that sentence.) (I do not want "modern" news.)

    (a) But you could say, "I read the BBC news website because they update the news

    every few minutes."

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