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    the functio of now

    Dear all,

    1. He has been getting away with it for a year .
    2. He has been getting away with it for a year now.

    In the sentences above, is there any difference in nuance, depending on whether being accompanied by now or not?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the functio of now

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    1. He has been getting away with it for a year .
    2. He has been getting away with it for a year now.

    In the sentences above, is there any difference in nuance, depending on whether being accompanied by now or not?

    Thank you!

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    Not in my opinion.

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    Re: the functio of now

    And I'd add that the 'now' is redundant if followed immediately by a full stop (period). It is often a good addition if it's followed by another clause: 'He's been getting away with it for a year now, and I have no reason to suppose...'.

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