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    on preposition

    please tell me the difference:

    1. Please finish your work "by" five o' clock.

    2. Please finish your work "until" five o' clock.


    Thanks!

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    Re: on preposition

    The first is correct. The second doesn't work. You could say 'you have until five o'clock to finish your work'.

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    Re: on preposition

    i see. thanks tdol! i have one more question..If i want to offer a cup of coffee to my friends...can i just say..." coffee?anyone?" I usually hear this..thanks.

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    Re: on preposition

    Coffee?
    Coffee, anyone?
    Anyone for (a) coffee?
    Anyone want (a) coffee?

    All of these are fine in informal conversation.

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