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    Regarding "in" or "on" preposition.

    Sentence: "Sorry, I couldn't reply to you in/on time."

    My question: What preposition would be correct to use in the sentence, in or on? Would it be wrong say the above sentence like this "I couldn't reply to you sooner/promptly"?





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    Re: Regarding "in" or "on" preposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "Sorry, I couldn't reply to you in/on time."

    My question: What preposition would be correct to use in the sentence, in or on? Would it be wrong say the above sentence like this "I couldn't reply to you sooner/promptly"?

    Regards and thanks.
    I couldn't reply to you on time = I couldn't reply at the specific time you gave me.

    I couldn't reply to you in time = I couldn't reply at any time before the specific deadline you gave me (or before something else happened).

    I couldn't reply to you sooner = a general apology explaining that you would have liked to have replied earlier but you couldn't.

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