from, since or onwards

edmondjanet

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Dear all,
She will have been washing her dresses since June.
She will have been washing her dresses from June.
She will have been washing her dresses June onwards.

The kid will have been sleeping since 10 PM.
The kid will have been sleeping from 10 PM.
The kid will have been sleeping 10 PM onwards.
Thank you
Edmond
 

probus

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The usage of this tense is exceedingly rare. I am a native speaker aged 70, and I don't think I have ever needed to use it in my life. That said, they are all correct, although I think the last in each group of three is mostly only used in Indian English.
 

Rover_KE

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Thanks for that final comment, probus—I was going to say that the last in each group was wrong. I suggest learners avoid that form.
 
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