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    Please help me check this sentence

    Person A asked person B to do a report for him on Friday (12nd Mar, 2010).
    Person B wanted to answer that the report will be ready on Monday (15th Mar, 2010)

    How can B answer to A?

    Option 1: “It will be done on Monday”

    Option 2: “It will be done on next Monday”


    which sentence is true? Thanks very much.




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    Re: Please help me check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaraCastle View Post
    On Friday person A asked person B to do a report for him. (12nd Mar, 2010).
    Person B wanted to answer that the report will be ready on Monday (15th Mar, 2010)

    How can B answer to A?

    Option 1: “It will be ready on Monday.

    Option 2: “It will be finished on Monday.

    Option 3: It will be done on Monday.


    Do you know how the meanings differ in the three sentences?

    which sentence is true? Thanks very much.


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    Re: Please help me check this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post

    On Friday person A asked person B to do a report for him. (12nd Mar, 2010).
    Person B wanted to answer that the report will be ready on Monday (15th Mar, 2010)

    How can B answer to A?

    Option 1: “It will be ready on Monday.

    Option 2: “It will be finished on Monday.

    Option 3: It will be done on Monday.


    Do you know how the meanings differ in the three sentences?

    which sentence is true? Thanks very much.

    Hi 2006,
    From your answer, with me, opt1 is the best one. This answer is close with the context.About the meanings of three sentences, Opt1 expresses that the sayer can finish the report on the previous days of Monday. At Opt2, the report is written on the previous day of Monday, it continues to be written and will be finished on Monday. Finally, Opt3 shows that the report may be written on Monday and will be finished on that day. Is it right?

    By the way, why couldn't I use on next Monday in this situation? Thanks very much

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    Re: Please help me check this sentence

    not at teacher

    By the way, why couldn't I use on next Monday in this situation?
    You can say
    It will be ready next Monday.
    It will be ready on Monday

    You don't say 'on next Monday'.

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    Re: Please help me check this sentence

    The meanings are not very precise, but your understanding is quite correct.
    The context in which those sentences are said can make their meanings more precise.

    ready on Monday.... completed before Monday or on Monday
    If there is a meeting on Monday at 2 o'clock, it will be ready by that time.

    ready on Monday morning....probably completed before Monday

    finished on Monday....very similar to first one, probably not completed until Monday

    done on Monday...probably all the work will be done on Monday
    Last edited by 2006; 17-Mar-2010 at 01:24.

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