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arjitsharma

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I would like to know when the word "by" is added before a date can I not submit somthing on that date? For example below:
All applications must be received by the 15 july.

In this above sentence can I not submit my application on 15 july?
 

GoesStation

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It means July 15th is the last day that applications will be accepted. Note that it says must be received, not "submitted".
 
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