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    They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    I have read my books by 9 AM every day.

    I have reached my office before noon every day.

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    They're all OK though I'd change "before" to "by" in the third.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    @tufguy: As emsr2d2 has correctly pointed out, they're all correct. However, are you aware of what context they work in?

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    @tufguy: As emsr2d2 has correctly pointed out, they're all correct. However, are you aware of what context they work in?
    Sorry, I am not sure what you are saying.

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Can you describe a situation that you might use them in?

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Can you describe a situation that you might use them in?
    It's nine in the morning Anna must have completed her household chores by now. She has completed all her household work by nine (every day, is it OK if I don't use "every day" here?) so I think we can go and meet her.

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    It's nine in the morning. Anna must have completed her household chores by now.
    Now you've introduced an entirely different construct (must have).

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    She has completed all her household work by nine (every day), so I think we can go and meet her.
    That's okay, but I'm not sure you understand the bit in blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it OK if I don't use "every day" here?
    See above.

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Now you've introduced an entirely different construct (must have).


    That's okay, but I'm not sure you understand the bit in blue.


    See above.
    It means she completes her work everyday by nine. I mean I don't know what is the way to describe it in other words. Please tell me what exactly does it mean?

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    It means she completes her work everyday by nine. I mean I don't know what is the way how to describe it in other words. Please tell me what exactly does it means?
    I'm certain that we have discussed the difference between "everyday" and "every day" with you before.
    Note my corrections to other parts of your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: They have finished their work by 10 AM every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm certain that we have discussed the difference between "everyday" and "every day" with you before.
    Note my corrections to other parts of your post.
    Tufguy, everyday is an adjective, as in an everyday occurrence.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 09-Dec-2016 at 22:50. Reason: To correct misinformation. Sorry!
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