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    Smile meaning

    After a few months the pencil case tore too. By then I could sew, and I made the .... What is the meaning of "by then"
    But after a couple of years... What is the meaning of "a couple" here?
    I thought about it for a while? What is the meaning of "a while"?


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    Re: meaning

    hi,

    a couple of means a small number of people or things (syn a few)

    a while during the time that sth is happening (the lengh of time)


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    Re: meaning

    After a few months the pencil case tore too. By then I could sew, and I made the .... What is the meaning of "by then"


    "When I first had the pencil case, I could not sew, but a few months later I had learned how, so by then I could mend it." > by that time


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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    After a few months the pencil case tore too. By then I could sew, and I made the .... What is the meaning of "by then"


    "When I first had the pencil case, I could not sew, but a few months later I had learned how, so by then I could mend it." > by that time
    By then mean
    by that time, by the time that

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