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What is the correct grammar to use?

mboora Avatar
2y, 1w agoPosted 2 years, 1 week ago
I worked at JD Sports since October 2010 till present

or

I worked at JD Sports since October 2010 til present
mboora Avatar
2y, 1w agoPosted 2 years, 1 week ago
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#1
Neither.
#2
I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010 till present
#3
ceres
Neither.

Jumpingphil
Neither. The word is 'til.
Or until. ;)
Could just put October 2010 - present
#4
Gramatically correct options are:

I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010.

OR

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 until now / today/ the present day.
#5
I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010.
I have worked at JD Sports from October 2010 'til present.
#6
I continue to work, having started in October 2010, at JD Sports...
#7
Are you still at JD Sports?
#8
I currently work at JD Sports, since being employed in October 2010.
#9
I work at JD having been employed since....
#10
Four years plus at JD sports?
I don't know about further employment (the query seems to indicate a cv) ...you deserve a medal.
#11
"Since October 2010, I have been employed at JD sports"
#12
*between x and the present day.
#13
Do not take the job offer from City Link
banned#14
Until
#15
The OP is mboora, so he has probably been sacked by J.L Sports. (_;)
#16
I have worked at JD Sports for several years but I am open to working for a competitor if the money is right

Edited By: arachnoid on Jan 04, 2015 16:13
#17
Jumpingphil
chuckiedoll
ceres
Neither.
Jumpingphil
Neither. The word is 'til.
Or until. ;)
Could just put October 2010 - present


Yes I know, but he is clearly trying to use the abbreviation.


The only thing worse than a grammar pedant is a grammar pedant who is wrong :).
#18
I have worked at JD Sports since 2010.

The tense implies that the employment continues today, so no need to state it.
#19
ceres
Gramatically correct options are:

I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010.

OR

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 until now / today/ the present day.

Just to re-iterate (in case the correct answer gets lost in debate and erroneous responses), this is right, as is Ferris.
I do get the feeling that the second one implies he walked out of the door earlier that day.
The best thing to do is ignore the internet's advice and follow your heart (_;) like this purveyor of fine tarts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23806585
#20
Jumpingphil
Ferris
Jumpingphil
chuckiedoll
ceres
Neither.
Jumpingphil
Neither. The word is 'til.
Or until. ;)
Could just put October 2010 - present


Yes I know, but he is clearly trying to use the abbreviation.


The only thing worse than a grammar pedant is a grammar pedant who is wrong :).


What is wrong with 'til then?
Oh and the op did ask for advice.

I was only joking. I have been accused of being a grammar pedant several times for attempting to help people out :)

There is nothing wrong with the short form 'til, but equally there is nothing wrong with the more informal "till" (as in the OP's first option that you dismissed). Through usage it has become a valid alternative.

If this is for a CV or a job application however, the OP should ideally be using more formal language.
#21
a better way of phrasing it would be

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 to the present
#22
Mole007
I currently work at JD Sports, since being employed in October 2010.
Mole007
I currently work at JD Sports, since being employed in October 2010.


Worked is past tense I thought?

Why this is correct :P
#23
I have worked at JD Sports, October 2010 - The day you hire me.

Edited By: drago773 on Jan 04, 2015 21:23
#24
Your weird op. how can you write the same works and add till or til.
til is a spelling mistake.

you should write..... I have been working in jd sports shop since....... to.. .....and include dates when left etc.


Any employer needs to know when present is!
would that be when you wrote the cv or when the employer reads your cv. you need dates not the word present.
It could be a month when referring to present as most jobs are open for 3 weeks to apply etc.
#25
About 50 different options being put forward! Not sure it says much for our combined grammatical abilities - nothing like a spelling test to get emotions running high :)

There are a few potential candidates, depends on the context of the sentence, some of which are:

1) [best option imo] I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010.
2) I currently work at JD Sports, having started my employment there in October 2010.
3) [CV context] JD Sports: October 2010 - present

It does need to come across as being in character for the person you are trying to come across as.

As a side note, I personally don't think you should ever shorten words in a formal written document ie it should always be 'until'.
#26
ceres
Gramatically correct options are:

I have worked at JD Sports since October 2010.

OR

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 until now / today/ the present day.

This is the correct one. Some people have really complicated and twisted it!
#27
sofiasar
Your weird op. how can you write the same works and add till or til.
til is a spelling mistake.

you should write..... I have been working in jd sports shop since....... to.. .....and include dates when left etc.


Any employer needs to know when present is!
would that be when you wrote the cv or when the employer reads your cv. you need dates not the word present.
It could be a month when referring to present as most jobs are open for 3 weeks to apply etc.

I'm not sure you're the right person to be advising on grammar and spelling.

I don't believe the OP has stated that his question relates to preparing a CV so perhaps you've jumped to a conclusion.
#28
EmS138
About 50 different options being put forward! Not sure it says much for our combined grammatical abilities - nothing like a spelling test to get emotions running high :)

It says a lot about the beauty of the English language though.
#29
mutley1
a better way of phrasing it would be

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 to the present

That is just plain wrong though. If you worked there, then the work is complete and you no longer work there at present.

Unless you're like David Brent, and just bring your dog in to see your ex-colleagues. But even then, you're not working there.
#30
Ferris
mutley1
a better way of phrasing it would be

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 to the present

That is just plain wrong though. If you worked there, then the work is complete and you no longer work there at present.

Unless you're like David Brent, and just bring your dog in to see your ex-colleagues. But even then, you're not working there.

no point in discussing the technical details.
if he said he has worked at JD Sports then he has worked there. He is still working there but that does not negate the fact that what he has done in the past is past tense, that he has worked there.
#31
mutley1
Ferris
mutley1
a better way of phrasing it would be

I worked at JD Sports from October 2010 to the present

That is just plain wrong though. If you worked there, then the work is complete and you no longer work there at present.

Unless you're like David Brent, and just bring your dog in to see your ex-colleagues. But even then, you're not working there.



no point in discussing the technical details.
if he said he has worked at JD Sports then he has worked there. He is still working there but that does not negate the fact that what he has done in the past is past tense, that he has worked there.

The point of grammar is accurate expression. If you use an incorrect tense, as in your example, then all it does is cause confusion - if he says he worked there, then the work is now over, but apparently also continues into the present. That's nonsense.

You could say "I worked at JD Sports from 2010 to 2014." That's fine, but is only accurate if the speaker stopped working there in 2014.

You could say "I have worked at JD Sports since 2010", or even "I have been working at JD Sports since 2010". The tense in both sentences conveys the fact that the work is ongoing, so it is redundant to state anything about the present.

It is incorrect to say "I worked at JD Sports from 2010 to the present."

Furthermore, your attempted explanation above is a perfect example of why bad usage leads to sentences not making sense.
#32
sofiasar
Your weird op. how can you write the same works and add till or til.
til is a spelling mistake.
you should write..... I have been working in jd sports shop since....... to.. .....and include dates when left etc.
Any employer needs to know when present is!
would that be when you wrote the cv or when the employer reads your cv. you need dates not the word present.
It could be a month when referring to present as most jobs are open for 3 weeks to apply etc.

If I was employing someone I would expect their cv to be current to the point of application.

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