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    Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

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    "Many Embassies or Consulates recommend that appointments be made no more than 90 days from the intended date of travel, but some can make earlier arrangements for interviews."

    What does the bold part exactly mean? Does it mean "within 90 days" or before 90 days?

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    #2

    Re: Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

    90 days or less from the date you want to travel.

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    #3
    It means It is not possible to apply for an appoinment three months before, right?

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    #4

    Re: Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    It means It is not possible to apply for an appoinment three months before, right?
    Yes, if you ignore the "but some can make earlier arrangements for interviews" which seems to make it possible.
    Generally, after [90 days before travel] you can apply for an appointment. If the number of days is greater than 90, you can't apply yet.

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    Re: Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Hi teachers,

    "Many Embassies or Consulates recommend that appointments be made no more than 90 days from the intended date of travel, but some can make earlier arrangements for interviews."

    What does the bold part exactly mean? Does it mean "within 90 days" or before 90 days?

    Thanks.
    When I first read this, I thought it meant "after" the intended date of travel. The sentence would have been clearer if "from" were changed to "prior to"/"before".

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    Re: Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    When I first read this, I thought it meant "after" the intended date of travel. The sentence would have been clearer if "from" were changed to "prior to"/"before".
    That would make it too easy. It's supposed to be Officialese.

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    Re: Would you please help me to understand the sentence below?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That would make it too easy. It's supposed to be Officialese.

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