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    Use of expression to date

    Which is more appropriate. From January 2010 to date I haven't seen him. or
    From January 2010 till date I haven't seen him. Are both correct or both wrong?

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    Re: Use of expression to date

    Hi Joseph and welcome to Using English.

    I would say "X started in January 2010, and to date, it has ..."
    I would say "From January 2010 until now, ...."
    I would not say "From January 2010 to date, ..."

    I would definitely use "to date" instead of "till date."

    Perhaps this is my personal preference and others would say "From January 2010 to date."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Use of expression to date

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Antwi View Post
    Which is more appropriate. From January 2010 to date I haven't seen him. or
    From January 2010 till date I haven't seen him. Are both correct or both wrong?
    I'd use 'since'
    I haven't seen him since January 2010.
    There are a lot of terms used in business (commercialese) that are totally unnecessary. This is one of them.

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    Re: Use of expression to date

    Oh, of course. (Forehead slap) "Since January 2010" would be ideal.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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