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  1. Offroad's Avatar
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    #1

    Post start date

    Dear teachers

    Do these sentences read well?

    The research has yet to get exact date, but it has to end, it would be in August next year.
    The meeting has not yet an hour to start, but it has to end before 4 pm.


    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: start date

    Neither reads well. In fact, I cannot be absolutely sure of what you are trying to say in either case. However, guessing what it is you are trying to say, I would suggest writing them as:

    The research has not yet got an exact start date, but it has to end by August next year.
    The meeting has not yet got a start time, but it has to end before 4pm.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: start date

    I think this one reads better than the ones originally provided:

    The research does not have yet an exact date to start, but it does have a date to end that is August next year.

    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: start date

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I think this one reads better than the ones originally provided:

    The research does not have yet an exact date to start, but it does have a date to end that is August next year.

    Thank you
    "The research does not yet have an exact date to start, but it does have a date to end, in August next year."
    or
    "The research does
    not have an exact date to start yet..."
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 10-Sep-2013 at 09:17. Reason: Correction

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    #5

    Re: start date

    Or we could say:

    The research does not yet have an exact start date, but it has to end by August next year.

    Thank you

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