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I hope to get an answer to my letter by ____ of post. A. next B. return C. back D. round Note: I checked “next of post”, “return of post”, “back of post” and “round of post,” it looks like only “return of post” exists as a set expression. I also checked dictionary, this is what I found: by return of post - (British) by the next post back to the sender Does “post” here mean “delivery”? Can the original sentence in the question be interpreted as “I hope to get a response in the mail by the next round of delivery”? If not, I'd appreciate your correction. Thanks
May 30, 2013 2:23 AM
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More natural sounding would be "by way of post", implying the way of receiving it would be by mail (Post Office)
May 30, 2013
return post = the system that collects and delivers letters
May 30, 2013
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