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    #1

    3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    1) 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    2) 11 AM is the earliest you need to reach my office by.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    There is a typo in 1. and PM is usually written p.m. Other than that, the sentences are OK.
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    #3

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    The "by" seems superfluous. Not sure why you are writing in the passive. You need to reach my office by 3 PM.

    (You won't often see the periods in "PM" in AmE.)

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    #4

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    Delete "by".

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    #5

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    You could say:

    You need to reach my office by 3 PM at the latest.
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    #6

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    There is a typo in 1. and PM is usually written p.m. Other than that, the sentences are OK.

    1) 3 PM is the latest you need to reach my office.

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    #7

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    Delete "by".

    1) 3 P.M is he latest you need to reach my office.

    2) 11 A.M is the earliest you need to reach my office.

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    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    There is a typo in 1. and PM is usually written p.m. Other than that, the sentences are OK.


    1) 3 P.M. is the latest you need to reach my office.


    2) 11 A.M. is the earliest you need to reach my office.

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    #9

    Re: 3 PM is he latest you need to reach my office by.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not sure why you are writing in the passive.
    Why are you insisting on the passive, tufguy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Why are you insisting on the passive, tufguy?
    I just wanted to know whether my construction was correct or not.

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