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The sentence is

Please note that only candidates who actually pass the tests will receive a notification by email later on the day.

I would like to ask that "later on the day" is when? Is that specified like the next day?

  • At a later time of the day. – user067531 Feb 13 at 21:21
  • Later is a general word, not specifying a time. Later in the day means before the end of the same day. But it is not a guarantee. – Yosef Baskin Feb 13 at 21:22
  • To be clearer it should be "later on the same day" – KillingTime Feb 13 at 21:22
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    Or: .....later on in the day. – user067531 Feb 13 at 21:30
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    Or later on that day or later that day or any of a number of things. It could be any of those or the above, but it's perfectly acceptable as later on the day where later on the day of the test is logical but omitted. – Robusto Feb 13 at 21:34
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"Later on the day" is non-idiomatic in my opinion. I would assume they meant later the same day, but I would phrase it either "later in the day" or "later on in the day".

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    Yes. I read it as an error. Possibly a typo intended to be “later in” – Stephen R Feb 14 at 1:14
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    I agree. It could be "later on that day" too – Keith Loughnane Feb 14 at 8:05
  • "Later that day", the on is unnecessary. – Jontia Feb 14 at 10:41
  • Maybe also later on that day. – AbraCadaver Feb 14 at 17:43
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Later on the day is a correct phrase which is used to express something is happened, done or will be done after something else on that same day.

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