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I am not sure how to use the "now", where to put it in the sentence.

I have:

"I studied [...] in the joint masters program [...] and I want to continue my career [...]".

I think for understanding it is good to emphasize that I graduated and NOW I want to continue my career in [....]. That's why I think a now would be good.

What is correct?

"I studied [...] in the joint masters program [...] and I now want to continue my career [...]"

or

"I studied [...] in the joint masters program [...] and now I want to continue my career [...]"

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Both are correct, as the sentences have the same overall.

However

"I studied [...] in the joint masters program [...] and I now want to continue my career [...]"

May possibly indicate that you have only now decided to continue your career in B after completing A,

whereas

"I studied [...] in the joint masters program [...] and now I want to continue my career [...]"

May indicate that this was always your intention. You did A, and had planned to do once you had completed B.

  • I'm not sure I agree with your assessment of the differences. I think there is little if any distinction between the two options except perhaps the tone, with I now want striking a slightly more formal tone. – anongoodnurse Mar 18 '14 at 14:45
  • True. Thus why I began with "May possibly indicate", as most people will find them identical. The only people who may find difference are pedants such as ourselves. – Ronan Mar 18 '14 at 14:46

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