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To till date or till date #1 (permalink) Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:18 am   To till date or till date
 

I have been working with X Ltd co. since 2005 May to till date.
Is 'to' , mandatory before till date, or is it optional or in fact wrong?
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To till date or till date #2 (permalink) Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:46 am   To till date or till date
 

I think it is not mandatory. So the sentence could be I have been working with X Ltd co. since 2005 may till date.
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To till date or till date #3 (permalink) Tue Mar 09, 2010 15:33 pm   To till date or till date
 

What do you think the word DATE here means? I'm not sure but the word TILL may be an adjective which means present, temporary. If so, the sentence is grammatically correct.

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To till date or till date #4 (permalink) Tue Mar 09, 2010 15:54 pm   To till date or till date
 

Hi Sajumon,

'Till' is another shortened form of 'until' and can be either a conjunction or a preposition as in: He worked at the same company till/until he was 60 years old (conjunction) He worked at his office on Monday till/until late in the evening (preposition)

In your sentence 'to till' isn't correct. You would have to say:


I have been working with X Ltd co. since 2005 May.

or

I have been working with X Ltd from May till the present time.

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To till date or till date #5 (permalink) Tue Mar 09, 2010 16:32 pm   To till date or till date
 

Yes Mr. Alan. I was wrong but not too seriously as I said I was not sure. I also know till is a preposition and conjunction but I didn't know whether it's an adjective with the meaning of present or not.
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To till date or till date #6 (permalink) Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:48 am   To till date or till date
 

Thank you, Alan.
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To till date or till date #7 (permalink) Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:54 am   To till date or till date
 

Thank you Alan. Now I am clarified on the sentence with your answer.

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