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    thenza is offline Banned
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    Post Dating From, Back To

    Entry 6 of this dictionary definition ( learnersdictionary.com/search/day ) has this sentence:

    1 "We sell books dating from 1875 to the present day."

    which caused me to compose these sentences:

    2 "We sell books dating from 1875 ."
    3 "We sell books dating back to 1875 to the present day."
    4 "We sell books dating back to 1875."

    Could sentence 2 be equal to sentence 1? Could sentence 3 be the same as sentence 1, with "dating from" = "dating back to"?

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    Default Re: Dating From, Back To

    Although the expressions 'date from' and 'date back to' are synonymous, you cannot make a sentence such as #3, which should be amended to

    "We sell booksdating from between 1875 and the present day."

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