today’s modern society vs today : Common Errors in English

About today’s modern society vs today

People seeking to be up-to-the-minute often indulge in such redundancies as “in today’s modern society” or “in the modern society of today.” This is empty arm-waving which says nothing more than “now” or “today.” A reasonable substitute is “contemporary society.” Such phrases are usually indulged in by people with a weak grasp of history to substitute for such more precise expressions as “for the past five years” or “this month.”

today Meaning(s)

  • (n) the present time or age
  • (n) the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow)
  • (r) in these times
  • (r) on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow

today in News

  1. Today's forecast

    Today's forecast The severe weather is behind us, but an advisory for dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan is in effect through Friday morning. Mark Brooky Jun 13, 2013 googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display("dfp-ad-ght300x250"); }); Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8 a.m. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 65 by 8 a.m. Breezy ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  2. Today’s best bets around Siouxland

    Today’s top picks from our online calendar. Find more events at siouxcityjournal.com/calendar.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Sioux City Journal

  3. Today in History

    Today is Thursday, June 13, the 164th day of 2013. There are 201 days left in the year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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