Student or Learner
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?
Last edited by nofollow; 11-Feb-2011 at 00:04.
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