only on one day

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only on one day

Post by navi » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:27 am

Are '1' and '2' correct with the given meanings:

1) If you don't go to work only on one day, you'll be fired.
(Meaning: If you miss work only on one day, you'll be fired.)

2) If you don't work out only on three days every week, you might overexert yourself.
(Meaning: If you work out more than three days every week, you might
overexert yourself.)


Gratefully,
Navi.
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Re: only on one day

Post by tony h » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:17 pm

Neither of your originals make much sense.

Your explanations are quite ok although I would modify : If you miss work only on one day, you'll be fired to If you miss work even for one day, you'll be fired
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

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