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    I need more days.

    I told the other guy that I will give him a reply on 01 May. On 01 May I decided that I need more time.

    1) I need more days. I will reply you again.

    2) I need more time. I will reply you again.

    3) I will reply you in a week.

    QA) Are the sentences above correct?

    QB) "I will reply you in a week." > Does it mean that the reply should be any day within the next 7 days or the reply should be on the 7th day after I said the sentence?

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    Re: I need more days.

    I need a few more days.
    I need more time.

    I will reply soon.
    I will reply in a week.

    We don't "reply you."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I need more days.

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I told the other guy that I will give him a reply on 01 May. On 01 May I decided that I need more time.

    1) I need more days. I will reply you again. No.

    2) I need more time. I will reply you again. I need more time. I will (call, e-mail, phone, text) you (soon, in a week, next week)

    3) I will reply you in a week. No.

    QA) Are the sentences above correct? No.

    QB) "I will reply you in a week." > Does it mean that the reply should be any day within the next 7 days or the reply should be on the 7th day after I said the sentence? It could be "I will reply to you in a week". A better choice is "I will call you in a week". If you say a week then that means seven days, not any time before the end of that period. If you say "I will call you within a week", then you call at any time up to and including the seventh day.
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    Re: I need more days.

    Is it right to say "I need more time. I will (call, e-mail, phone, text) you again" ?

    I have no idea how much more time I need, so I guess "again" would be a better choice than (soon, in a week, next week) ?

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    Re: I need more days.

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Is it right to say "I need more time. I will (call, e-mail, phone, text) you again" ?

    I have no idea how much more time I need, so I guess "again" would be a better choice than (soon, in a week, next week) ?
    The problem with using "again" is that it gives no indication of the time. If you use "again" you could contact the person in a day, in a week, in a year, or in twenty years. Again just means once more.

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