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    Default Two years and seven months less one day

    "seven months less one day" - I've never heard of this expression until this afternoon, when I went to a health card office to renew my health card. If I have "two year and seven months less one day" to extend my vacation absence, how long do I have?

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    Default Re: Two years and seven months less one day

    Quote Originally Posted by HaraKiriBlade View Post
    "seven months less one day" - I've never heard of this expression until this afternoon, when I went to a health card office to renew my health card. If I have "two year and seven months less one day" to extend my vacation absence, how long do I have?

    - HKB
    Let's say it's May 29th, 2010.
    Generally, "a month from today" would be June 29th, 2010.

    2 years and 7 months from now is 29th December, 2012.
    Less one day makes it 28th December, 2012.

    (I haven't heard this strange phrase before either, so maybe someone in America can confirm this.)
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    Default Re: Two years and seven months less one day

    It is used in some legal texts where there is a time limit, and appeals, etc, or in this case must be done the day before the period expires.
    less one day Go to page 2 or 3 and examples start appearing.

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