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    Default deliver this year's National Day speech from / at 6.45pm.

    The following is the sentence I extracted from a local newspaper.

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver this year's National Day speech from 6.45pm.

    I wonder if 'from' is correct. I think it should be 'on'. Am I correct?

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    Default Re: deliver this year's National Day speech from / at 6.45pm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The following is the sentence I extracted from a local newspaper.

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver this year's National Day speech from 6.45pm.

    I wonder if 'from' is correct. I think it should be 'on'. Am I correct?

    Thanks.
    He will begin the speech at 6.45 pm, so it is just about possible to say, "He will deliver the speech from 6.45". 'At' is more natural; 'on' is wrong.

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    Default Re: deliver this year's National Day speech from / at 6.45pm.

    I think 'from' would sound more natural (to a Br Eng speaker) if the verb were 'will be delivering'.

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    Default Re: deliver this year's National Day speech from / at 6.45pm.

    This only works for this American is it says "from 6:45 till 8:00" or similar. "From" needs a "to" or "till."

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