1) The plan will be published within this year. 2) The plan will be published by the end of this year.
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If I were writing or speaking this, I wouldn"t use either sentence. I infer that you want to lớn say that The plan will be by the kết thúc of this calendar year, that is, no later than 31 December 2013. Therefore, that"s what I"d say.
It"s easy enough to lớn say and write things clearly if you"re as specific as possible. Avoiding ambiguity isn"t all that difficult & usually doesn"t cost too much (i.e., doesn"t showroom too many extra words).
Both versions are perfectly valid, but I"m inclined to think the #1 within version would be less common.
Arguably #2 by the kết thúc of more strongly implies that it"ll more likely be nearer the end than the start, just as it emphasises more the fact that there is a schedule that will be kept to.
Per my comment, many people (including myself) would take The plan will be published within the year. (rather than this) khổng lồ mean sometime in the next 12 months (often with the implication it"ll probably be nearer the over of that period). Using this year means the current year which will over on Dec 31st.
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Both examples in the question are legitimate ways lớn say a plan will be published sometime before the over of this year. A number of ways of saying about the same thing are listed below. The list contains forms from the question and from previous answers, besides some forms I added.The plan will be published in 2013The plan will be published this yearThe plan will be published 4th quarterThe plan will be published within the yearThe plan will be published before year endThe plan will be published within this yearThe plan will be published before the year endsThe plan will be published by the over of the yearThe plan will be published before the year is outThe plan will be published by the end of this yearThe plan will be published by the kết thúc of this calendar year
Forms 1, 2, 5, & 9 are direct, accurate, not ambiguous; I recommend using a form like 1 or 2.
Form 3 is a bit jargony, và also pins the publication date lớn a specific quarter of the year. If that is accurate, you can use form 3; or might revise it to lớn (eg) “The plan will be published 3rd or 4th quarter”.
I regard form 4 as direct, accurate, và a not-ambiguous reference lớn the current year. By contrast, a previous answer claims it refers to the 12 months ahead instead of khổng lồ the calendar year.
Form 6, with its “within this year” phrase, strikes me as clumsy and unnatural. Khung 7 is not as good as size 5; I"d recommend against khung 7.
The “published by” phrase in forms 8, 10, & 11 is bothersome. It is a little lượt thích saying the over of the year is going to publish something.