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Yoonseok Yang
meaning of 'on' Hello.:) I would like to know the meaning of 'on' in the following sentence. A company is on about the same schedule as B company. Does it mean 'A company agrees with the same schedule as B company'? Thank you in advance for your time and effort.
Aug 26, 2019 4:54 AM
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"to be on the same schedule" could mean that the companies have the same timing on their joint project completion estimates, as you suggested, but to me it sounds a little more like both companies work for a third company and it is referencing both of their schedules to individual completion. The addition of "about" is to show that it is not exactly the same but very close.
August 26, 2019
If you are "on a schedule", then that schedule is your schedule. Say that a certain company has a weekday schedule and a weekend schedule. Some of their employees work Monday through Friday, and other employees only work on Saturday and Sunday. If you are "on the weekend schedule", then you work on Saturday and Sunday. If two companies are "on the same schedule", then they do the same things at the same times.
August 26, 2019
Yoonseok Yang
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