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    up till/until now/up to now

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the exressions up till/untill now , till/until now and up to now must be used with a determined verbal tense?

    E.g.- He has lived in New York up untill now

    Can we say?: He lived in New York untill now

    He went to French classes up to now, but he has recently begun studying a new language.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: up till/until now/up to now

    All these phrases bring a past time period up to the present moment, and so only the present perfect is natural for me.

    ps 'till' but 'untill'

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    Re: up till/until now/up to now

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    All these phrases bring a past time period up to the present moment, and so only the present perfect is natural for me.

    ps 'till' but 'untill'

    So, if we use a present continous:

    Up to now he is living in NY

    wouldn't it be correct?

    Thanks

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    Re: up till/until now/up to now

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Up to now he is living in NY.
    That does not sound natural to me.

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