Discussion in 'English Only' started by andri, Feb 27, 2006.
Does 'last year' mean exactly the same as 'past year'?
Please provide context for your query.
"Last year" was 2005.
Any year from 2005 backwards is in the past, is a "past year",
... but "past year" sounds really strange.
Does sentence below sound ok?:
'Jason Kottke has tried full-time blogging for the past year. '
Yes - that sounds fine.
Now I understand what you mean
Today is almost the end of February 2006.
Last year was January to December 2005.
The past year, in your sentence, means (approximately) March 2005 until now.
Wow, thanks for the profound explanation!
Separate names with a comma.