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    over the next three months

    Over the next three months, I can apply for the job as I will have received all my certificates by that time.

    Please correct my sentence.

    I mean [Now I haven't got my certificates from my college, so I cannot apply the job. But over the next three months, I will have got the certificates, so I can apply for that job then]


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    Re: over the next three months

    You can say;
    By the next three months, I will be applying for the job, as I haven't received my certificates yet.


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    Re: over the next three months

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Over the next three months, I can apply for the job as I will have received all my certificates by that time.

    Please correct my sentence.

    I mean [Now I haven't got my certificates from my college, so I cannot apply the job. But over the next three months, I will have got the certificates, so I can apply for that job then]
    After the next three months/In three months' time I can apply for the job as by that time I will have received all my certificates.

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    Re: over the next three months

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Over the next three months, I can apply for the job as I will have received all my certificates by that time.

    Please correct my sentence.

    I mean [Now I haven't got my certificates from my college, so I cannot apply the job. But over the next three months, I will have got the certificates, so I can apply for that job then]
    Perhaps:
    I haven't received my certificates from college yet, so I cannot apply for the job. But within the next three months I will receive the certificates, and I will be able to apply for the job then.
    Why can't you apply for the job anyhow (stipulating that you will receive your certificates within three months)?

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    Re: over the next three months

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Perhaps:
    Why can't you apply for the job anyhow (stipulating that you will receive your certificates within three months)?

    ~R
    Thank you Ronbee, Anglika and Kauther.

    It's just a sentence on my own to establish the phrase `over the next three months'. That is not a true idea or something.

    Could you tell me, what the phrase `over the next three months' could exactly mean?

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    Re: over the next three months

    'in the course of', 'during'...

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