Assuming we talk about some period in future, which continues (either indefinitely or infinitely long) is there any difference in use between "from" and "from .. on"? E.g:

  1. The card is valid from June 20th
  2. The card is valid from June 20th on

Are both variants equally valid and can be used interchangeably in this context?


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There is no difference in meaning.

People often add the prepositions on or onwards to such statements for emphasis.

Sentence 1 has the merit of crispness and brevity. But you will frequently come across the use of the final preposition after a date or time, more in speech than in communications from financial institutions.

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