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    bosun is offline Senior Member
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    Cool later of later on?

    What is the differnce between later or later on?

    ex) We will send you the rest of your order later or later on( which one is more accpectable? why?)

    also, I wonder if i can say like this

    Your Web service is working well. or [B]Your Web service is operating [/B]normally,(which intend sto say your Web service is running fine.)

    As always, I am looking forward to your replay.

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    Teia is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: later of later on?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun
    What is the differnce between later or later on?
    ex) We will send you the rest of your order later or later on( which one is more accpectable? why?)
    also, I wonder if i can say like this
    Your Web service is working well. or [B]Your Web service is operating [/B]normally,(which intend sto say your Web service is running fine.)
    As always, I am looking forward to your replay.

    According to Columbia Guide to Standard American English, 1993, "later" and "later on" are standard synonyms.

    She`s coming later / later on this evening

    However, "later on" seems to have a slightly more expansive tone than "later".


    Regards,

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    Default Re: later of later on?

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu
    According to Columbia Guide to Standard American English, 1993, "later" and "later on" are standard synonyms.
    She`s coming later / later on this evening
    However, "later on" seems to have a slightly more expansive tone than "later".
    Regards,
    I would say they have the same usage, but usually only if you referring to the same day. Using later on as in later on this week/month/year is ok but less common.

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