Hi, I was wondering whether somebody could let me know the exact meaning of "no later than the second (or whatever number) of February (or whatever month)". If we use this month as an example, does it mean no later than Mon, Feb 9, or Fri, Feb 13? Thanks!
Your expression is correct. For example: Send me your assignment, no later than the 5th of Feb. It means that you need to send your assignment to this person any time before and including the 5th of Feb. It is a deadline for when you need to do something.
For example. I am getting married and they tell you that you have to get your wedding dress ordered no later than 6 months before the wedding. Or have the invitations sent out no later than the first week of march.
I hope that helps.
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No. It is not correct (at least according to my dictionary)
It is not incorrect to say to someone...
Send me the documents, no later than the second of March.
Originally it might have been used with not, but I would never say it that way.
The only time that "not later" would normally be used is for emphasis.
"That report needs to be on my desk not a minute later than 10:00 am. tomorrow."
I am not a teacher.
It means some thing hasn't happend until that specific day. For example you say it wasnt until Mrach the second, when I found out what had happend.