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    #1

    From now on

    Is it OK to use the Present Continuous and the Future continuous with "from now on"?

    1) I will be playing the piano all the time from now on (a promise)
    2) I am playing the piano all the time from now on. (a promise)

    Or may be you have your own examples?

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    #2

    Re: From now on

    I would only use 1.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: From now on

    #1 would be grammatically correct with a full stop at the end, but when will you eat and sleep?

    There's no need to capitalise the names of tenses.

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    #4

    Re: From now on

    You could make up a context where the second might work, but in most normal contexts, the first works much better.

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    #5

    Re: From now on

    I agree that the first is much more natural but it is not logical or likely. You can't possibly be planning to play the piano all the time from now on.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: From now on

    What about these two?

    a) You will be grounded for 1 month from now on.
    b) You are grounded for 1 month from now on.

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    #7

    Re: From now on

    You will be grounded for one month, starting now.

    There is a potential ambiguity with "one month from now". It could be taken to mean "starting in four weeks' time".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: From now on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree that the first is much more natural but it is not logical or likely. You can't possibly be planning to play the piano all the time from now on.
    If the person were a musician who used to play two instruments in the band but will be playing the piano all the time from now on, it would makes sense to me.

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    #9

    Re: From now on

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If the person were a musician who used to play two instruments in the band but will be playing the piano all the time from now on, it would makes sense to me.
    Wouldn't he/she be "playing only/exclusively the piano from now on" rather than playing anything "all the time"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: From now on

    Is it OK to say 'From now on, I will be playing only the piano for one month.'?

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