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In or on preposition?

 
 
Razer
 
Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 10:38 am
Sentence: "Sorry, I couldn't reply you in/on time."

My question: What preposition would be correct to use in the sentence, in or on?

Regards and thanks.
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jgweed
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 11:28 am
@Razer,
"In time" seems to imply that there was a deadline; "on time" seems to imply "in a timely manner." Informally, either would do, although "reply to you sooner" avoids the problem and probably better expresses what you mean.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 11:52 am
Sorry, I couldn't reply TO you in time."



Razer
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 12:01 pm
@PUNKEY,
Sorry, forgot to add "to". Thank you for replying.
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Razer
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 12:01 pm
@jgweed,
Thank you for replying.
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Razer
 
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Reply Mon 16 Aug, 2010 12:09 pm
@jgweed,
Thanks. You saying I could say "I couldn't reply to you sooner"?
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