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    by the time

    For instance, I said to someone "I'll be back at 3"
    Then, we met again before 3, now i want to remind him:
    "I will be back by the time ??? I said to you"

    What would it be "as" or nothing or another word?

    I couldn't find any example. All i found is time that a sentence had been said, not a reference point. So I'm curious now. Is this structure completely wrong?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by nofollow; 11-Feb-2011 at 00:04.

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    Re: by the time

    I am not a teacher.

    "That", but it's not necessary. Your "I will be back by the time I said to you" is the normal way of putting that, except it should be "told": "I will be back by the time I told you."
    Last edited by Coolfootluke; 11-Feb-2011 at 00:08. Reason: punct

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