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    use of 'now'

    hi, does it make any difference in meaning if we say "we have now sent your item" or "we have sent your item now" or "now we have sent your item" or "we now have sent your item" which one can be more accurate and which one can be wrong to the real meaning. Thanks.


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    Re: use of 'now'

    Quote Originally Posted by hznaeem View Post
    hi, does it make any difference in meaning if we say "we have now sent your item" or "we have sent your item now" or "now we have sent your item" or "we now have sent your item" which one can be more accurate and which one can be wrong to the real meaning. Thanks.
    "we have now sent your item" - You can expect to receive it.
    "we have sent your item now" - The shipment is complete.
    "now we have sent your item" - It's finally done. Sorry for the mistake earlier.
    "we now have sent your item" - It's definitely done. You will receive it.

    All the sentences are correct. I think these are the reasons for variations in where "now" is placed in such a sentence as this. The meaning changes slightly, but it's essentially the same in each one.

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