Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 10. Juni per Mail oder telefonisch an.

In this sentence there are 2 prepositions together bis and zum, there is a reflexive pronoun and an is at the last of the sentence even through anmelden is not a separable verb.

Please tell me what does this sentence mean literally and otherwise, and the rule of grammar behind the sentence structure.

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    Sorry, but "anmelden" is of course a separable verb.
    – IQV
    Sep 6, 2018 at 9:10

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The sentence means "Please register until 10th july via mail or telephone."

"bis zum" literally translates to "until to the (day)". The sentence would also work without the "zum".

  • thanks a lot for your reply, what does *Sie sich and an at the last means and why is that so.
    – user34265
    Sep 6, 2018 at 9:10
  • anmelden = to register is reflexive, it can not stand on its own. So you need to register yourself. "Bitte melden Sie sich an" = Please register yourself
    – elsni
    Sep 6, 2018 at 9:15
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    But be aware that "Mail" in a German sentence generally means e-mail, so the translation is not completely accurate.
    – RHa
    Sep 8, 2018 at 17:29

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