# your order will be delivered by the end of tomorrow or day after tomorrow

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#### tufguy

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We say "your order will be delivered by the end of the day". Can we also say "your order will be delivered by the end of tomorrow or day after tomorrow"?

#### andrewg927

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"By the end of tomorrow"- yes. "By the end of the day after tomorrow" is better worded as "in two days"

#### andrewg927

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They don't? So if today was 5/5, in 2 days would be 5/7, is that not right?

#### emsr2d2

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They don't? So if today was 5/5, in 2 days would be 5/7, is that not right?

Not in the UK, no. For us, your sentence reads "So if today was the 5th of May, in two days it would be the 5th of July"! For us, it should be "If today is 5/5, in two days it will be 7/5".

Anyway, back to the point. "It will be with you be the end of the day after tomorrow" (if said today) means "It will be with you by 23:59 on Wednesday night". "It will be with you in two days" means "It will be with you sometime Wednesday" - it makes no mention of the fact that it might be the very last minute of Wednesday.

However, if said on Monday, they both mean "You'll get it on Wednesday".

#### GoesStation

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"By the end of tomorrow" does not sound natural to me. Say "by the end of the day, tomorrow."

#### emsr2d2

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If we're talking about generally accepted working hours (9-5), and it was due by 5pm, you could use "You'll get it by close of play tomorrow".

#### andrewg927

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"By the end of tomorrow" does not sound natural to me. Say "by the end of the day, tomorrow."

You don't use it at all? I sometimes tell my boss "I'll get it done by the end of tomorrow."

#### andrewg927

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Not in the UK, no. For us, your sentence reads "So if today was the 5th of May, in two days it would be the 5th of July"! For us, it should be "If today is 5/5, in two days it will be 7/5".

Anyway, back to the point. "It will be with you be the end of the day after tomorrow" (if said today) means "It will be with you by 23:59 on Wednesday night". "It will be with you in two days" means "It will be with you sometime Wednesday" - it makes no mention of the fact that it might be the very last minute of Wednesday.

However, if said on Monday, they both mean "You'll get it on Wednesday".

Oh OK. I didn't realize that. I'm never really particular about the exact time. That may explain why "in 2 days" or "by end of the day after tomorrow" is the same to me, especially when it comes to Amazon deliveries.

#### GoesStation

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You don't use it at all? I sometimes tell my boss "I'll get it done by the end of tomorrow."
I'd understand it, but I'd never say that and can't recall ever having heard it.

#### emsr2d2

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You don't use it at all? I sometimes tell my boss "I'll get it done by the end of tomorrow."

I wouldn't use it. I'd say "I'll get it done by the end of the day tomorrow".

#### tufguy

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If we're talking about generally accepted working hours (9-5), and it was due by 5pm, you could use "You'll get it by close of play tomorrow".

"You'll get it by close of play tomorrow". What does this sentence mean?

#### emsr2d2

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It means exactly what I said in means in the post you quoted.

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