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    #1

    which one is correct ?

    1. Can I use "by" for the timing ? or should be used "at"

    e.g. I am go to school by evey evening
    I have my lunch by 1:00 o'clock every day

    2. Can I use "for" for the date ? or should be used "on"

    e.g. I have book the tennis for March 30
    Please arrange the document to me on March 30


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    Re: which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    1. Can I use "by" for the timing ? or should be used "at"

    e.g. I am go to school by evey evening I am to be at school by the evening
    I have my lunch by 1:00 o'clock every day

    2. Can I use "for" for the date ? or should be used "on"

    e.g. I have book the tennis for March 30
    Please arrange to get the document to me on March 30 OR "by March 30" OR "for March 30". All are ok in this context.
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    #3

    Re: which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post

    1. Can I use "by" for the timing ? or should be used "at"

    e.g. I go to school every evening
    I have my lunch at 1:00 o'clock every day

    2. Can I use "for" for the date ? or should be used "on"

    e.g. I have booked the tennis court for March 30 [on suggests the date the booking was made reather than the date that you wanted to play]

    Please send the document to me by March 30
    Hope the above corrections help. I'm a Brit, but not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: which one is correct ?

    notice that on March 30=exactly on that day wheraeas
    by March 30=not later than that day
    but it could be sooner than that day (March 30)

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    #5

    Re: which one is correct ?

    Yes, I agree with Banderas.
    Many thanks for clearing the ambiguity.
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    #6

    Re: which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    Hi Anglika,

    Can I say : The good will be ready by 10:00 for March 30

    is this correct ? thanks to advice

    Regards
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    Re: which one is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe2008 View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    Can I say : The goods will be ready by 10:00 for March 30

    is this correct ? thanks to advice

    Regards
    Zoe
    You can say

    The goods will be ready on March 30 by 10:00.
    OR
    The goods will be ready at 10:00 on March 10
    OR
    On March 10, the goods will be ready by 10:00

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