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Thread: Hello there!!!

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    Hello there!!!

    Could you please tell me if following sentences have same meaning? Also, are they gramatically correct?
    1) This work has to be taken care by today anyhow
    2)This work is supposed to be taken care by today anyhow.
    3)This work should be taken care by today anyhow.
    Note: Here I am using taken care as an alternative of finished.

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    #2

    Re: Hello there!!!

    None of them are acceptable.

    1) This work has to be taken care of today. anyhow
    2)This work is supposed to be taken care of today. anyhow.
    3)This work should be taken care of today. anyhow

    This work should have been taken care of by today.

    I can't see how 'anyhow' adds anything, though it may be added in conversation, most likely at the beginning of the sentence.
    "Anyhow," he said "this work was supposed to have been taken care of by today, and it hasn't been. You're fired!"


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    #3

    Re: Hello there!!!

    The first answer made me LOL :)

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    Re: Hello there!!!

    Oxford, in future posts please give your threads more meaningful titles - such as Using 'taken care' as an alternative to 'finished'.

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    Re: Hello there!!!

    Firstly thanks for the reply but still I am confused that how can i say the following sentence in future. For example I am meeting somebody at morning and I need him to finish the work by today, so, can I say:This work should have been taken care of by today.

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    Re: Hello there!!!

    N.A.T.

    Why don't you just say:
    "Please finish this work by today." or "You must finish this work by today!"

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    Re: Hello there!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by oxford2011 View Post
    Firstly thanks for the reply but still I am confused that how can i say the following sentence in future. For example I am meeting somebody at morning and I need him to finish the work by today, so, can I say:This work should have been taken care of by today.
    What's wrong with JTRiff's answer?

    Here's some more:
    "You must take care of this today."
    "This needs to be taken care of today."
    "This must be taken care of today."

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