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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    #1

    Smile the day after

    1. Everyone is expected to return their permission slip the day after it has been given tothem.
    2. Everyone is expected to return their permission slip one day after the day it has been given to them.

    Are the two sentences above synonymous to each other?


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    #2

    Re: the day after

    the day after (when(= one day later)) it was given to them (why pp?)
    (one day later)
    the time frame of giving does not lead up to the present; it happened in the past and the action has no influence on the present


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    #3

    Re: the day after

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    the day after (when(= one day later)) it was given to them (why pp?)
    (one day later)
    the time frame of giving does not lead up to the present; it happened in the past and the action has no influence on the present
    Thanks, svartnik, for the feedback.

    So, you mean we should rephrase it like this:

    Everyone is expected to return their permission slip the day after it is given to them.

    Right? Thanks.

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    #4

    Re: the day after

    Quote Originally Posted by piousoul View Post
    1. Everyone is expected to return their permission slip the day after it has been given tothem.
    2. Everyone is expected to return their permission slip one day after the day it has been given to them.

    Are the two sentences above synonymous to each other?
    They're synonymous but I'd choose 1. The phrase 'one day after the day' is too wordy.

    About word choice, how about?

    ...the day after they receive it.

    Suggestion
    Are they synonymous?, not synonymous to each other.
    Are the two phrases synonymous?, not sentences.

    All the best.


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    #5

    Re: the day after

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Suggestion
    Are they synonymous?, not synonymous to each other.
    Are the two phrases synonymous?, not sentences.

    All the best.

    Thanks, Casiopea, for the feedback and correction.

    Just to make sure of one tiny point, is it right to say:

    Wealth is not necessarily synonymous with generosity?

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    #6

    Re: the day after

    Right. The phrase is, synonymous with.

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