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abrilsp

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Hi

Are the sentences below right?

1- If it is ok with him?
2- If it is ok by him?
3- It is ok with me.
4- It is ok by me.
5- There is not problem in starting the twelveth.

Thanks a lot,

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1- If it is ok with him.... (OK) with = he agrees with it.
2- If it is ok by him.... (OK) by = he agrees to (do) it.
3- It is ok with me. (OK)
4- It is ok by me. (OK)
5- There is not a problem in starting on the twelfth. (OK)

=> There's no problem with starting on the twelfth.

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abrilsp said:
Hi

Are the sentences below right?

1- If it is ok with him?
2- If it is ok by him?
3- It is ok with me.
4- It is ok by me.
5- There is not problem in starting the twelveth.

Thanks a lot,

abrilsp

  • 1- Yes, but it's a little strange to make it a question. You could do it in speech with rising intonation. In writing, you'd need some context to make it a question.
    2- By can also be used.
    3&4- both are fine. At least in BE, the prepostioins can be used. Maybe it's different in AE, we'll havce to wait for RonBee to drop in to confirm this.
    5 Use 'no' to make a noun negative- There is no problem in starting (on) the twelfth. Also, note the spelling of 12th.

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I'd probably use 'by' where the person had the power to give or deny permission. ;-)
 

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abrilsp said:
Is there any difference in meaning between 1 and 2?

I agree with tdol, adding

If it's OK by him = If it's OK by his authority/word.

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As far as I know, it is the same in AE. Tdol's (and Cas's) advice is okay by me.


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