I know that it sounds more natural to say "Today, we're announcing" or what have you, but I'm struggling to explain why it is. Does anybody know a reason for this? Is "We have announced today" actually incorrect?

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    Idiom is why. English has particular phrasings which are more idiomatic than other, perfectly grammatical alternatives. – Deonyi Feb 6 at 12:55
  • "Today" makes me think "Tada!" It says "Heads-up, something new has happened." So many adverbs could modify "announced" that putting any one of them in the "ordinary" spot (adjacent to the verb) somehow demotes it. Placed at the beginning of the sentence, the word stands out "in relief" against the rest. – remarkl Feb 6 at 13:28

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