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to this day #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 18, 2011 17:08 pm   to this day
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #235 "Electronic Commerce (1)", question 7

11th-century Europe saw the emergence of credit-based banking systems and financial instruments such as bills of exchange, and these concepts remain with us, in their modified form, ..........

(a) day after day
(b) nowadays
(c) to this day
(d) up until today

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #235 "Electronic Commerce (1)", answer 7

11th-century Europe saw the emergence of credit-based banking systems and financial instruments such as bills of exchange, and these concepts remain with us, in their modified form, to this day.

Correct answer: (c) to this day
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I think that "to this day" = "up until day" (have the same meaning). So, both of cases are right?
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to this day #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:01 am   to this day
 

No. 'To this day' is a fixed phrase; ''up until today' is not.
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to this day #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 25, 2013 18:44 pm   to this day
 

to the day (fixed phrase) = even now, when lot of time has passed.
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