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is "in the past and now" a commonly used collocation? For example, are titles like these correct: "London in the past and now", "Life in the past and now" etc.

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A Google search currently gives me 184 results---it can be found, but it isn't common. It's more common to collocate two terms that are grammatically similar to each other, such as:

  • Life in the past and present
  • London yesterday and today (implies a broad meaning of 'yesterday' that can cover past decades)
  • London then and now

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