End

     
If I"d express the thought that the plan will be published at anytime before the over of this year, which of the following two sentences that I should use?

1) The plan will be published within this year. 2) The plan will be published by the kết thúc of this year.

Bạn đang xem: End


*

If I were writing or speaking this, I wouldn"t use either sentence. I infer that you want to lớn say that The plan will be by the kết thúc of this calendar year, that is, no later than 31 December 2013. Therefore, that"s what I"d say.

It"s easy enough khổng lồ say & write things clearly if you"re as specific as possible. Avoiding ambiguity isn"t all that difficult & usually doesn"t cost too much (i.e., doesn"t địa chỉ cửa hàng too many extra words).


Both versions are perfectly valid, but I"m inclined to think the #1 within version would be less common.

Arguably #2 by the kết thúc of more strongly implies that it"ll more likely be nearer the over than the start, just as it emphasises more the fact that there is a schedule that will be kept to.

Per my comment, many people (including myself) would take The plan will be published within the year. (rather than this) lớn mean sometime in the next 12 months (often with the implication it"ll probably be nearer the end of that period). Using this year means the current year which will end on Dec 31st.

Xem thêm: "Đi Đến Thỏa Thuận (Với) Make A Deal Là Gì, Make A Deal Là Gì


giới thiệu
Improve this answer
Follow
edited Mar 17, 2013 at 4:46
answered Mar 17, 2013 at 4:41
*

FumbleFingersFumbleFingers
58.4k33 gold badges7575 silver badges167167 bronze badges
2
add a bình luận |
1
Both examples in the question are legitimate ways to lớn say a plan will be published sometime before the end of this year. A number of ways of saying about the same thing are listed below. The danh sách contains forms from the question & from previous answers, besides some forms I added.

The plan will be published in 2013The plan will be published this yearThe plan will be published 4th quarterThe plan will be published within the yearThe plan will be published before year endThe plan will be published within this yearThe plan will be published before the year endsThe plan will be published by the kết thúc of the yearThe plan will be published before the year is outThe plan will be published by the over of this yearThe plan will be published by the over of this calendar year

Forms 1, 2, 5, và 9 are direct, accurate, not ambiguous; I recommend using a form like 1 or 2.

Form 3 is a bit jargony, and also pins the publication date to a specific quarter of the year. If that is accurate, you can use khung 3; or might revise it lớn (eg) “The plan will be published 3rd or 4th quarter”.

I regard form 4 as direct, accurate, & a not-ambiguous reference to the current year. By contrast, a previous answer claims it refers khổng lồ the 12 months ahead instead of to lớn the calendar year.

Form 6, with its “within this year” phrase, strikes me as clumsy và unnatural. Khung 7 is not as good as size 5; I"d recommend against form 7.

Xem thêm: Dịch Vụ Thông Tắc Bồn Cầu Toilet Long An Đại Tín Ưu Đãi 15% Bh 20 Tháng

The “published by” phrase in forms 8, 10, & 11 is bothersome. It is a little lượt thích saying the over of the year is going to publish something.