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    #1

    How to put it?

    Please, tell me if the following is correct or not?

    "What is the latest date I can finish it?"

    How to say it better?

    Thank you very much in advance!

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    #2

    Re: How to put it?

    It would depend on the context. What about?

    EX: When do I have to submit it (by)?
    EX: What's the due/submission date?
    EX: What day is it due?
    EX: What day does it have to be submitted (by)?
    EX: What's the last day (that) it has to be sumbitted?

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    #3

    Re: How to put it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It would depend on the context. What about?
    EX: When do I have to submit it (by)?
    EX: What's the due/submission date?
    EX: What day is it due?
    EX: What day does it have to be submitted (by)?
    EX: What's the last day (that) it has to be sumbitted?
    Is "What's the deadline for this?" ok?

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    #4

    Re: How to put it?

    That's great, too.

    deadline is an old military term. There were two (invisible) lines: the battleline, the one facing the battle, and the deadline, the one facing the other way. If a soldier were to run away from the battle;i.e., run in the opposite direction of the battle, he would automatically be shot (by his fellow soldiers), and hence the term deadline. Academically speaking, if you don't submit your work on time, by the deadline, you're dead.


    • Join Date: Jun 2005
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    #5

    Re: How to put it?

    Yeah, the question is about deadline! I think this variant is the best, and the simpliest one

    Thank you very much!

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