From/Since

Hello, everyone,

  1. My dog has been missing since 08 June 2018.
  2. My dog has been missing from 08 June 2018.
  3. My dog is missing since 08 June 2018.
  4. My dog is missing from 08 June 2018.

Are all the above sentences correct? If so, do they mean the same thing?

Thanks.

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ahmad posted:
  1. My dog has been missing since 08 June 2018.
  2. My dog has been missing from 08 June 2018.
  3. My dog is missing since 08 June 2018.
  4. My dog is missing from 08 June 2018.

Are all the above sentences correct? If so, do they mean the same thing?

Hi, Ahmad: I'm sorry to hear about your dog. Sentence (1) is the only sentence of the four that I would use. You could, however, make (2) correct by adding "on" at the end of the sentence: "My dog has been missing from 08 June 2018 on" / "From 08 June 2018 on, my dog has been missing." The basic structure there is "from then on."

Sentences (3) and (4) don't work, at least not with the same meaning. I suppose you could use (4) in a context in which the date designated a page or section of a day-by-day record in which your dog was present in surrounding days but missing from that particular day. Maybe we could find a similar outlandish context for (3) if we strained ourselves.

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