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    #1

    from the past till now

    Please help me with a word that means something has existed in the past until now.



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    #2

    Re: from the past till now

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Please help me with a word that means something has existed in the past until now.

    I'm not at all certain that there is one word in English that'll do all that, B. How about,

    since ...

    If your own language has one, I know how strong the urge is to seek the same in a new language and the seeming illogic that there might not be one is strong but hey, that's language.


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    Re: from the past till now

    Depending on the context, in English, you may be stuck with:
    Formerly
    Hitherto
    Until now
    Previously/previous to this
    Thus far
    To date
    Up to now

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    #4

    Re: from the past till now

    I'm looking for an "adjective". Say a problem has existed since a very very long time and is still existent until now.

    * This _________ problem ....


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    Re: from the past till now

    persistent
    constant
    uninterrupted
    interminable
    unrelenting
    relentless
    perpetual
    unending
    habitual
    chronic

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