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    Default You should complete the work in on time.

    Hi all,
    Is there any mistakes in the following sentence?
    "You should complete the work in on time."

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by indian123 View Post
    Hi all,
    Is there any mistakes in the following sentence?
    "You should complete the work in on time."

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    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    Good morning.

    May I suggest:

    (1) You should complete/ finish the work on time.

    (2) If it is a school assignment, for example, you could say:
    (a) You should turn in the work on time./ You should turn the work in on time./You should submit the work on time.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    hello
    `in time` means you should complete the work before the adjusted time arrive.
    but `on`time` means you should complete the work at that exact adjusted time

    please say me if i was mistake
    thank you

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by amir_b View Post
    hello
    `in time` means you should complete the work before the adjusted time arrive.
    but `on`time` means you should complete the work at that exact adjusted time

    please say me if i was mistake
    thank you
    ***NOT A TEACHER***

    amir, good morning.

    I am happy to TELL you that you have made an excellent point.

    (1) On time = the scheduled time. They say that trains in country X always arrive exactly on time (not one minute late or one minute early).

    (2) In time = not late. The people say that the president is visiting this place. Have I arrived in time to see him, or has he already left?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by amir_b View Post
    hello
    `in time` means you should complete the work before the adjusted time arrive.
    but `on`time` means you should complete the work at that exact adjusted time

    please say me if i was mistake
    thank you
    That's true if the context is right - like trains and buses being 'on time'.
    But if your teacher says, "Be sure to submit your assignment on time", that doesn't mean you have to wait until 5pm on Friday to submit it.
    In this case, 'on time' = 'in time'.

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    Hi all,
    Thanks for your comments.
    "You should complete the work in on time"
    Is the preposition required in the above sentence?
    or
    "You should complete the work on time" is OK?

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    Default Re: You should complete the work in on time.

    Quote Originally Posted by indian123 View Post
    Hi all,
    Thanks for your comments.
    "You should complete the work in on time"
    Is the preposition required in the above sentence?
    No, it's wrong. Both 'in' and 'on' are prepositions.
    You can complete the work in time or complete the work on
    time, but not both. (Same with 'submit').
    You can hand the work in on time, (or hand in the work on time)
    because "hand in" is a separable phrasal verb. 'In' belongs to "hand in", and 'on' belongs to the prepositional phrase "on time".
    or
    "You should complete the work on time" is OK?
    Yes.
    R.

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