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    #1

    other day

    I said
    1) " Speak to you the other day".

    Is it wrong?
    Should it be

    2) Speak to you another day?


    3) Speak to you next time (that's correct, for sure).

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: other day

    None of them is 'correct'. In standard English, a sentence needs a subject and a finite verb, as in "I'll speak to you soon". We may omit these in informal conversation, in which case your #2 and #3 are possible.

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    #3

    Re: other day

    I was talkng about informal conversation.
    Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: other day

    #1 could work (with Piscean's previous observations about missing verbs and informal speech) if you changed the verb to the past tense. In that case, you're referencing a previous conversation, rather than a future one.

    I spoke to you the other day.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #5

    Re: other day

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    None of them is 'correct'. In standard English, a sentence needs a subject and a finite verb, as in "I'll speak to you soon". We may omit these in informal conversation, in which case your #2 and #3 are possible.
    If I were you, Piscean, I'd say it this way: " Yes, you can use your 2) and 3) in informal conversation and 1) could work if....
    I would not start it the way you did " None of them is 'correct'".

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    #6

    Re: other day

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    If I were you, Piscean,
    You are not.

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    #7

    Re: other day

    Irinaofr, if you are going to respond to posts here you need to state that you are not a teacher. You could put that in your signature so you don't forget.

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    #8

    Re: other day

    What do you mean by "to respond to posts here?"
    This is my thread, I asked a question. I can't say what I think about the answer?

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    #9

    Re: other day

    I am definitely not.
    I used to encourage my students when I was a teacher, not to discourage them.

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    #10

    Re: other day

    Good point. I didn't realize you were the OP.

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