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    #1

    Is the use of the tense correct?

    From now on I will write to you at the beginning of each month to talk about what has happened over the past 4 weeks.

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    Re: Is the use of the tense correct?

    Sounds fine to me.

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    Re: Is the use of the tense correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mina24 View Post
    From now on I will write to you at the beginning of each month to talk about what has happened over the past 4 weeks.
    I would write it like this:

    From the first of next month, I will write to you at the beginning of each month to talk about what has happened during the previous month.

    My reasons for this are as follows:

    - Comma required after "From ...".
    - You can only say "From now​ on" if tomorrow is the beginning of a month. I think you should make it clear when the person will receive the first of these monthly letters/emails.
    - If you are writing to someone at the beginning of each month (ie the 1st of the month), then you can't only talk about the last four weeks. Four weeks is only 28 days and that won't take you to the beginning of the next month.
    - Use "previous" to show that you are talking about the period leading up to the date of the letter/email. If you use "past" in this notification, it sounds as if you will only want to talk about the four weeks leading up the date of this notification.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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