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    to this day vs to present day

    Which one suits this sentence better?

    Ancient Rome was political and cultural center of the world, and - to this day / to present day - its achievements can be seen.

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    Re: to this day vs to present day

    To this day is more idiomatic. I'd write the sentence like this: Ancient Rome was the political and cultural center of the western world, and its achievements can be seen to this day.

    You shouldn't claim Roman supremacy over the entire world at a time when China and South America hosted cultures which rivaled Rome's in their levels of development.
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    Re: to this day vs to present day

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    To this day is more idiomatic. I'd write the sentence like this: Ancient Rome was the political and cultural center of the western world, and its achievements can be seen to this day.
    Is the article needed here or it can be omitted? I've never been goot at articles:/

    And - does it mean that "present" is valid as well, but less popular?

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    Re: to this day vs to present day

    Both articles are needed. '... to the present day' is possible, but '... to this day' is more idiomatic, as GS told you.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Nov-2016 at 23:21.

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