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    #1

    the email should have arrived

    Hi,

    By this time, the email should have arrived.
    By this time, you should have received an email.


    Are they okay/correct?

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    Re: the email should have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Hi,

    By this time, the email should have arrived.
    By this time, you should have received an email.


    Are they okay/correct?
    They're OK but unless you are talking about a specific time (ie 4pm), I would say "The email should have arrived by now" or "You should have received an email by now".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the email should have arrived

    Great! Your sentences are better than mine and I will follow those. Well, can you please give me just an example with time if it is different when it comes to time?
    Last edited by UM Chakma; 03-Sep-2013 at 17:26. Reason: missed an word and added it

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    Re: the email should have arrived

    Please check your inbox tomorrow afternoon at 4pm. By that time, you should have received my email.

    Note that although correct, it's an unlikely construction and we are more likely to say "Please check your inbox tomorrow afternoon at 4pm. By then, you should have received my email".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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