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    Which Tense to use?

    Which tense is not acceptable after "starting from today" in the following list?

    1) Starting from today I am working here.
    2) Starting from today I work here.
    3) Starting from today I will work here.
    4) Starting from today I will be working here.
    5) Starting from today I am going to work here.

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    #2

    Re: Which Tense to use?

    Wh​ich do you think is/are incorrect, if any, and why?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which Tense to use?

    I find all of them acceptable in a certain context. But I am not sure if I am right.

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    #4

    Re: Which Tense to use?

    None are wrong, but I'd put a comma in the middle of all of them where one would normally pause during speech.

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    #5

    Re: Which Tense to use?

    And I'd delete "from" in all of them. Is that an American difference or just my personal preference, do you think?
    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: Which Tense to use?

    I'd accept either "Starting today" or "Starting from today". I admit that it's probably unnecessary and yet it sounds perfectly natural. I would also add the comma. I agree that all 5 are perfectly acceptable sentences.

    Kotfor - was this an exercise which suggested that at least one of those was wrong?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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