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    1) Did you finish within or after the time limit?


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    Re: please help me correct the sentence

    1) Did you finish within or after the time limit?

    I would say 'Did you finish before or after the time limit?'. An English speaker understands this to mean he is being given two options and must select one of them.

    Non English speakers will sometimes answer this question with 'yes'. They take the 'or' as a logical or. They did finish before or after since there are no other possibilities.

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