postponed to a later date

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Karen123456, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Karen123456 Senior Member

    Malaysia English
    Is it correct to say "The meeting has been postponed to a later date"?

    I wonder whether 'to a later date' is redundant, but I often seen the phrase with 'postponed'.

  2. Glenfarclas Senior Member

    English (American)
    That sounds fine, and it makes clear that the postponement is a matter of days, not just an hour or two.
  3. Franco-filly Senior Member

    Southern England
    English - Southern England
    Yes, I would say it's redundant unless you stated the actual date e.g. "the board meeting has been postponed until the 5th of August / until next month"

    However, Glenfarclas has made a good point!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

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