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    on time

    Can you go to work on time on Thursday ?

    (I want to ask if he can manage to be on time for his work on Thursday.)

    Is the question correct ?

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    Re: on time

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    Can you go get to work on time on Thursday ?

    (I want to ask if he can manage to be on time for his work on Thursday.)
    Is the question correct ?
    Now it is.
    The boss doesn't care what time he goes to work (leaves for work). He only cares that he gets there on time.
    He could also say, "Can you be at work on time on Thursday?"

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    Re: on time

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The boss doesn't care what time he goes to work (leaves for work). He only cares that he gets there on time.
    He could also say, "Can you be at work on time on Thursday?"
    My brother has to drive rather far to work on Thursday, I would like to know how early he has to get up.

    Can you be at work on time on Thursday, how early will you have to get up ?

    Is this correct ?

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    Re: on time

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    My brother has to drive rather far to work on Thursday, I would like to know how early he has to get up.

    Can you be at work on time on Thursday, how early will you have to get up ?

    Is this correct ?
    Okay, I got it.

    No, that's not okay.

    [In order] for you to be at work on time on Thursday, how early will you have to get up?

    Can you bet at work on time on Thursday if you leave here at 7?
    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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