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I am foreign student in Sarajevo, and trying to develop a small time machine for a software (not a real one, of course). And I need to show users specified place where currently they are.

How can I translate for this specified times? I wrote like these:

  • The Present, or as second alternative Now
  • In the Past
  • In the Future

It looks like in my software:

February 2, Wednesday 2011 (The Present)

or

January 8, Wednesday 1996 (In the Past)

Are these good enough, or do you have any better advice?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

I would simply use present, past and future:

January 8, Wednesday 1996 (past)
February 3, Thursday 2011 (present)
January 8, Wednesday 2016 (future)

Note that these words should not be capitalized.

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Why shouldn't I use capitalizing? –  dino Feb 3 '11 at 16:28
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@dino: They are not proper nouns. –  kiamlaluno Feb 3 '11 at 17:04
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@Dino - because common nouns are not capitalized in English, except when they are the first word in the sentence. –  b.roth Feb 3 '11 at 17:05
    
it's clear now, thank you –  dino Feb 5 '11 at 18:06
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