Author Topic: "From now" versus "from now on"  (Read 1043 times)

Offline Sehanine

"From now" versus "from now on"
« on: September 06, 2015, 01:15:50 pm »
Apologies if this has been brought up before or if it's a regional variation that I'm unaware of, but I noticed that the Sunrider games frequently use the phrase "from now" where I'd normally expect to see "from now on".  For example, "I'll be expecting you to work harder from now," versus "I'll be expecting you to work harder from now on".

Just curious.  Thanks!

Offline Pal

Re: "From now" versus "from now on"
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2015, 06:57:17 pm »
This seems to be a common error(?) found in a lot of anime, vns, etc.
At least, in my experience.

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline Geocorn

Re: "From now" versus "from now on"
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 03:25:51 am »
The error is in saying "from now on" as you cannot terminate a clause in a preposition.

Offline Sehanine

Re: "From now" versus "from now on"
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2015, 11:17:19 pm »
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/11/grammar-myths-prepositions/
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004454.html

It doesn't matter if you end a sentence with a preposition.  I was wondering if it was regional variance because I'm used to hearing "from now on" but can't find any readily available info regarding it and it's jarring every time that I read "from now". With regard to grammar, "from now" is fine, as well.

Thanks!

Offline Pal

Re: "From now" versus "from now on"
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 06:28:02 pm »
Personally, I like "from here on out."

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers