"I usually go by car, but today I went by bus." - is it correct? Can we use Past Simple with "today"?

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    Is it still today for you? If so, yes.
    – Lambie
    Nov 28, 2018 at 17:47

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Yes, you can and your sentence is correct.

It can also be used with future:

Yesterday, I went by bus, but today I will walk


Consider that the word today encompasses an entire 24-hour period*. As such, you could include this word in any sentence referring to an event in the past, present, or future relative to your current time within the day.

*or perhaps the period of daylight, since you might otherwise say tonight

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