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Offline navi

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by Sunday
« on: October 08, 2013, 10:31:55 am »
Are these sentences correct:

1-By Sunday evening we do not want to have anything to do.

2-We do not want to have anything to do by Sunday evening .

They are supposed to mean the same.

Gratefully,
Navi.

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Re: by Sunday
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 11:04:03 am »
They do mean the same - but I do not know what you mean by them.

Could you explain a bit further what you want to say because I am not sure they say what you want to say!
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Duncan

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Re: by Sunday
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 11:36:29 am »
Thank you very much Duncan,

We want to have finished everything by Sunday evening.

We don't want there to be anything left to do by Sunday evening.

That is what I meant by those sentences.

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Navi.

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Re: by Sunday
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 01:07:12 pm »
I understand what you mean in your original sentences, and as Duncan said, they do mean the same. However, the way you have paraphrased them in your last post is a much better (and much more natural) way of expressing what you want to say.

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Re: by Sunday
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2013, 09:49:44 am »
Agree  :)
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Duncan

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Re: by Sunday
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2013, 01:10:40 pm »
Thank you both very much!

Respectfully,
Navi.