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    #1

    the presentation day

    Hi

    Question:
    Can I say “the presentation day”?

    The idea I want to convey:
    We aimed to complete our work before the day that we gave the presentation.

    Sentence:
    We aimed to complete our work before the presentation day.

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    Re: the presentation day

    That doesn't sound natural to me.

    Our goal was to have everything finalized the day prior to the presentation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: the presentation day

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    That doesn't sound natural to me.

    Our goal was to have everything finalized the day prior to the presentation.
    I agree. You could also say,"...the day before the presentation".

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    Re: the presentation day

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I agree. You could also say,"...the day before the presentation".
    Hi,

    If I want to finish it any time before the presentation, what should I say?

    "before the presentation"?
    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks

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    #5

    Re: the presentation day

    That's fine, but I think it would be expected that you'd have it done by the time it was needed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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