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  1. Newbie
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    To Date

    Is there a difference between "to date" and "to this day"?

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    Re: To Date

    Not in meaning, no.

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    Re: To Date

    Whilst I agree that there is no difference in meaning between the two expressions, I would suggest that they tend to be used to refer to different timescales. "To date" is used when dealing with a relatively short term; and "to this day" when dealing with a longer time period. For example: "I sent you my bill last month, and to date I have had no response", as opposed to "It's said that he was horribly murdered in 1493, and to this day his ghost still walks the corridors..."
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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