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    today

    Is "today" correct or should it better be "nowadays" or "these days"?

    When I was younger, I used to play tennis every weekend but today, I don't do that anymore.

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    Re: today

    I'd use "these days" followed by simply "I don't".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: today

    "Anymore" at the end renders all three options redundant and unnatural. Without "anymore", either "nowadays" or "these days" is OK.
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    #4

    Re: today

    Are there any differences in meaning at all between these terms?
    nowadays
    these days
    at the present day
    in this day and age

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    #5

    Re: today

    "Nowadays" and "these days" are near synonyms. "At the present day" is unnatural, at least in American English. "In this day and age" is a wordy, usually negative, way to say "now".
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    #6

    Re: today

    "At the present day" is unnatural in BrE too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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