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When writting a resume, we may put the duration of our current job like this:

2012 to Present --------- Job ---------Company

How about using now instead in this case?

And when used as adjectives, what are the differences between them? (except for now, which is not an adjective)

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marked as duplicate by coleopterist, MετάEd, tchrist, aedia λ, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者 Mar 16 '13 at 21:21

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Rephrase the question, something like "why present, why not now in this expression?" and post it on ELL -- not here. All the best. –  Kris Mar 16 '13 at 13:45
I'm not down voting or voting to close. May be suitable for ELL. –  Kris Mar 16 '13 at 13:45
"Now" used as an adjective? We'd need an example. –  RegDwigнt Mar 16 '13 at 14:26
@Kris What's ELL? Got it. –  zwangxian Mar 16 '13 at 15:13
should I just delete this question or is there a way to move it to ELL? –  zwangxian Mar 16 '13 at 15:50

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I usually word it as: 2012 - current, which means it's still in the present time.

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-1 Why? Anything in support? –  Kris Mar 16 '13 at 13:46
Using a hyphen like that is wrong. –  RegDwigнt Mar 16 '13 at 14:29
then how about using ~ instead? (don't know how to call this symbol) –  zwangxian Mar 16 '13 at 15:26
One uses en dashes (–) to separate ranges. –  tchrist Mar 16 '13 at 15:32

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