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    #1

    Grammar punctuation

    Which below sentences are correct?

    Your document is due 7.00PM on Sunday.
    Your document is due 7.00PM Sunday
    Your document is due 7.00PM Sunday, Dec 22

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    Re: Grammar punctuation

    Your document is due at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday.

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    #3

    Re: Grammar punctuation

    How about if I want to say with the date ?

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    Re: Grammar punctuation

    Your document is due at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, 22 December.

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    Re: Grammar punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Your document is due at 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, 22 December.

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    Just I want to know which of my sentences are correct and wrong. if they are wrong what is missing?

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    #6

    Re: Grammar punctuation

    In BrE, the word "at" was missing before the time in each of your sentences. The word "on" was missing from your second and third sentences. A closing punctuation mark was missing from your second and third sentences. The date only appeared in your third sentence. In BrE, there's no need to write "7.00 pm" - just "7pm".

    On the basis of those comments, none of your sentences were correct.

    In case you're curious, here is how I would write it:

    Your document is due at 7pm on Sunday, December 22nd.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Grammar punctuation

    Thanks for the quick update , can we say : "Your document is due by 7pm on Sunday, December 22nd" ?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Dec-2014 at 09:44. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Grammar punctuation

    A 'due date or time' is a fixed point in time.
    A 'due-by date or time' doesn't make sense.

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    #9

    Re: Grammar punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    A 'due date or time' is a fixed point in time.
    A 'due-by date or time' doesn't make sense.

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    Sure it does. Something can be due "by" a certain time and date. It means it can be turned in at any time up to the stated due date.

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    #10

    Re: Grammar punctuation

    In the US, we write times as 7:00 not 7.00.
    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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