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'the soonest possible'? #1 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 6:01 am   'the soonest possible'?
 

Hello,

Is the use of 'the soonest possible' correct? (eg. Please the us the documents soon so we can go on with the application procedure the soonest possible). I've made some research online and many say it's incorrect, but somehow I feel I've seen it used some times.
Thank you very much.
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'the soonest possible'? #2 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 7:12 am   'the soonest possible'?
 

Your example sentence is completely incorrect. It doesn't make sense.

'the soonest possible' is not used in the way you are trying to use it.
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'the soonest possible'? #3 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 13:07 pm   'the soonest possible'?
 

So you mean it can only be used in a noun phrase? (with a noun after 'possible')? For example: "We'll try to make delivery at the soonest possible time".
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