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    From this day on/forth/forward

    Hello ! I've always used 'From this day on' or 'From now on'

    But recently I encountered that sentence : 'From this day forth, you put your faith in me'
    Ever since, I've wondered, what was the main differences between them and also, why when I use 'from now on', I tend to use a future sentence afterward. In the sentence I showed you, the simple present is used with 'forth'. So :

    1) What are the differences between them two?
    2) Why a future tense and a simple present tense?
    3) I've read about 'From this day forward' too but it sounds quite outdated to me, is it so?

    I thank you in advance for the future replies !!
    David

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    Re: From this day on/forth/forward

    "From this day forth" is rather old fashioned. Where did you find it?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: From this day on/forth/forward

    Hello, thank you for your reply.

    I found it, well I heard in Harry Potter when Voldemort threatens the crowd.
    But I must admit that he always tends to speak an old English.
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    Re: From this day on/forth/forward

    Please edit those sentences to end with full stops (periods) instead of the weird ^^ things.

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    Re: From this day on/forth/forward

    These are called smilies, actually. I guess that in here they are 'old fashioned' aswell.
    Thank you for the reply though.

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