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    Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00

    Hi,
    Let me tell you first about what I know of the meaning of the sentence below: The guests have to leave their rooms before or at excatly 10:00. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00

    Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00

    Ferdie:
    This means that the guests can vacate the room before 10.00 if they want to, but they must not be in the room after 10.00.

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    #3

    Re: Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Hi,
    Let me tell you first about what I know of the meaning of the sentence below: The guests have to leave their rooms before or at exactly 10:00. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Guests must vacate their rooms by 10:00.

    Many thanks.
    You're right, Ferdie.

    Rover

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