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    #1

    how to use the words "time frame"

    Does the dialogue below sound OK?

    A: Can we discuss the deadline again?(Or "Can we rearrange the deadline?")
    B: What time frame do you have in mind?

    If not, what should A say to match B's response?

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    Re: how to use the words "time frame"

    Quote Originally Posted by shikemoku View Post
    Does the dialogue below sound OK?

    A: Can we discuss the deadline again?
    That's okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by shikemoku View Post
    Or "Can we rearrange change the deadline?"
    That does not mean the same as the one above.

    Quote Originally Posted by shikemoku View Post
    B: What time frame do you have in mind?
    That's okay.

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    #3

    Re: how to use the words "time frame"

    teechar,
    If I insist to use the word "arrange" at these situation, will it make any sense?
    "Can we arrange the deadline to the end of this week? Ok?
    "It's ok, I have no choice. I have to do it."
    "I'm sorry. Our customer wanted it too urgent. Hope you can understand."

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    #4

    Re: how to use the words "time frame"

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    teechar,
    If I insist to use the word "arrange" at these situation, will it make any sense?
    "Can we arrange the deadline to the end of this week? Ok?
    "It's ok, I have no choice. I have to do it."
    "I'm sorry. Our customer wanted it too urgent. Hope you can understand."
    Arrange doesn't work with "deadline". You could arrange your (or "the") schedule.

    Urgent is an adjective. The customer wants it urgently.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: how to use the words "time frame"

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    teechar,
    If I insist to on using the word "arrange" at in these situations, will it make any sense?

    Can we arrange for the deadline to be moved/changed/shifted to the end of this week? Is that, e.g., Okay?
    "It's ok, I have no choice. I have to do it."
    "I'm sorry. Our customer wanted it too urgent. Hope you can understand."
    See above.

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    #6

    Re: how to use the words "time frame"

    Concerning the question in the OP's subject line, my (not very helpful ) response would be "Rarely, if ever".

    Happy New Year

    b

    PS Just to reinforce teechar's correction, insist + <to-infinitive> doesn't work; you can "insist on + <ing-form>" or (with different meanings) "insist that + <statement-1-or-wish-2". Also, insist on works with any abstract noun-3:

    1. He insisted that he'd never seen her.
    2. I insist that you do it this way.
    3. He always insisted on good manners,


    It's a tricky word, insist. Look in a (monolingual) dictionary for more uses and examples.
    Last edited by teechar; 02-Jan-2017 at 17:34. Reason: Fixed a minor typo
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