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    which tense to use with "to this day"?

    Hello.

    Let's imagine that a ship was rebuilt a few years ago. She was lengthened by 6 metres.

    I would like to say that the ship has sailed ever since then.

    Should I say "The ship has sailed to this day" or "The ship sails to this day"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: which tense to use with "to this day"?

    Try,
    The ship has been in service ever since.

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    Re: which tense to use with "to this day"?

    You would normally use the present tense with "to this day". It's not common, and I would probably use 'still' with it.
    "The barber who cut my hair when I was a child still works, to this day."
    "The ship still sails to this day."
    "To this day, I still don't know what he was talking about."

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