Members must log on to verify their account within 7 days after receiving their new PIN." So, what's wrong with this commonly-used Hong Kong time expression? Today's blog post offers some insights into how the word 'within' works in English….
When I'm strolling around Hong Kong, I keep my eyes open for unusual signs like the one featured today below. Signs can go on display to the public for long periods of time, so usually writers take some care to get the wording right. When the wording is NOT right (as here), it suggests a problem that may be widespread among users of English.
About this blog
This blog arises from keeping an eye on English in Hong Kong. I often use signs, notices and advertisements that I see as starting points to write about English issues that commonly challenge Hong Kong writers.