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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)

marked as duplicate by coleopterist, MetaEd, 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

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
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    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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