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Jul
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comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, Would we use the past tense or present perfect for "as of"?
Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, Would "as of" work instead of "since"? E.g. "We acknowledge that the money has been delivered (sent) as of 1st January 2000". The idea is this, the record only shows the received date (receiving party), not the sent date (sending party). Thus, we know that the money was received on 1st January 2000. So, it was sent on or before that date.
Jul
15
comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@ClickRick, Delivered either before 1/1/2000, or on 1/1/2000. Exact date is unspecified, it could have been delivered on 1 day, 1 week, or 1 year before 1/1/2000.
Jul
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Jul
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comment What tense do we use with “since”?
@medica, But the exact date delivered is not known. The only information is that as of 1/1/2000, the money has been delivered.
Jul
15
asked What tense do we use with “since”?
Jul
15
comment How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another?
@JonPurdy, What about "I would eat"?
Jul
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
13
accepted “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Does the other answer directly contradicts yours?
Jul
13
comment “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Do you mean that "heterodox" has a negative connotation?
Jul
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Jul
13
comment Correct usage of “viz.”?
@FumbleFingers, Hmm, so "viz" does have a use here, to explicate details isn't it?
Jul
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
10
comment What is the opposite of “meta”?
What about "unmeta"? If x is "metadata", then unmeta-x will give you "data"
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
asked “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Jul
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Jul
9
comment Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
@Lynn, Just to clarify, I'm not comparing e.g. here, I'm comparing i.e. with viz. Look at the sentence "he likes some fruits, viz, apples and oranges". The viz part is restating/clarifying the previous part "some fruits". In this case, wouldn't i.e. be more appropriate?