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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    tense

    Hi there,

    Any problem with the following sentence?

    I will finish my assignment by tomorrow.

    tks
    pete

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    Exclamation Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    Any problem with the following sentence?

    I will finish my assignment by tomorrow.

    tks
    pete
    There is no problem if you mean on or before tomorrow.

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    Re: tense

    Hi there,


    Any difference:

    1. I will have my assignment done by tomorrow.
    2. I will finish my assignment by tomorrow.
    3. I will finish my assignment tomorrow.

    tks
    pete

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    Re: tense

    Hi there
    Any idea??
    tks
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    Re: tense

    1. and 2. mean the same. Literally, by 12 midnight today but more probably by the time it is due tomorrow.
    3. is not the same as 1. or 2. because literally it means that the assignment would be finished sometime/anytime during the day tomorrow.

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    Re: tense

    hi there,
    tks
    what is the difference between the following sentences?

    1. I will have finished this assignment by tomorrow.
    2. I will have this assignment done by tomorrow.
    3. I will get this assignment done by tomorrow

    tks
    pete

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    Re: tense

    No difference among the three sentences.

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    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    No difference among the three sentences.
    There is a mistaken belief that 'between' cannot be used with more than 2 objects, but when we are making a contrast or distinction - when we are emphasising difference - 'between' is preferable.

    Compare:

    I can't see any differences among the 3 boys

    I can't see any differences between the 3 boys

    Or in my field of work, you would never say: 'This agreement, dated 25 May 2010, was entered into among party A, party B and party C.'

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    Re: tense

    Hi there,
    Any anything wrong with this sentence:

    I will finish my assignment tomorrow.

    tks
    pete

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    Exclamation Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    Any anything wrong with this sentence:

    I will finish my assignment tomorrow.

    tks
    pete
    Good morning, Peter,


    It is perfectly correct. I will try to explain the difference between the two sentences which are both correct;
    • I will finish my assignment by tomorrow.
    • I will finish my assignment tomorrow.
    In (1) tomorrow is a noun linked to the sentence by a preposition ‘by’ which means; at or before, have a look at the following example:
    I usually finish work by(at or before) five o'clock.
    I will finish my assignment by tomorrow(on or before the day following today).
    In (2) tomorrow is an adverb modifying the verb of the sentence. See the examples below:
    Come tomorrow(on the day following today) at this same time.
    I will finish my assignment tomorrow.( on the day following today)

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