Is "from then on" and "from now on" the same? Is it okay to understand "from then on" as an expression changed from "from now on"?
"From then on" has the same meaning as "from now on", but uses a different tense. "From then on" refers to an event or a time that took place in the past and happened from that time on, or has continued on into the present. "From now on" indicates the present tense of an event that takes place currently and will continue to be that way in the future. Ex: I ordered the beef noodles but I think I like the chicken noodles better. From now on, I'll only order the chicken. Ex: When he was five years old he was bitten by a dog. From then on, he has always a little bit afraid of dogs.
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