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    #1

    by/until/at/around

    Hi there,

    Could you please help me use the correct prepositions:

    • Imports remained stable in January, at/by/around 30,000.
    • Sales remained stable at the end of the year and we did not reach our target. OR Sales remained stable until the end of the year and we did not reach our target. OR Sales remained stable by the end of the year and we did not reach our target. (Sentence used in a BEC Preliminary Exercise Book)
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    HappyMeal

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    Re: by/until/at/around

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyMeal View Post
    Hi there,

    Could you please help me use the correct prepositions:

    • Imports remained stable in January, at or at around/about 30,000.
    • Sales remained stable at the end of the year and we did not reach our target. OR Sales remained stable until the end of the year and we did not reach our target. OR Sales remained stable by the end of the year and we did not reach our target.


    • The last two are fine, though they have different meanings.

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    Re: by/until/at/around

    Thanks a lot, fivejedjon.

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