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    back date, future date and lest

    Hi guys,

    Could you please tell me how can we use " backdate, future date and lest" in sentences, I mean could you please give examples for each one.

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    I would prefer that you try to make sentences with those words and then we will comment on them.

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    1) " I have back dated the documents 2 days",
    " Documents were back dated a month",
    " I am going to back date the documents or I am back dating the documents".

    2) I think future date should be used as back date,
    " I have put a future date on the letter" ,
    " I future dated the letter".

    3) " He stayed in room lest he disturbed anyone",
    "He came early lest I got annoyed",
    "Come early so the mother doesn't get annoyed".

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    In BrE, we use "to postdate/post-date" when we write a date that is later than today's date on any documentation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    Like cheques- you write them now but date them for the future so they can only be cashed when agreed.

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    Are the sentences correct or is there any problem with them, and what about the "Lest" formations? Please tell.

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    Re: back date, future date and lest

    The conjunction "lest" is usually followed by the subjunctive.

    "He stayed in his room lest he disturb anyone".

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