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    By the time the rays of light reach your eyes the star (in the sky) will be many kilometres away.

    Maybe it should be "have reached your eyes"? I'm not sure about the tense?

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    Re: by the time ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    By the time the rays of light reach your eyes the star (in the sky) will be many kilometres away.

    Maybe it should be "have reached your eyes"? I'm not sure about the tense?
    "Reach" or "have reached" are both OK. The sentence is factually incorrect though.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 29-Jul-2011 at 09:01. Reason: Error pointed out by 5jj. Thanks.

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    Re: by the time ...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It should be "reaches". The sentence is factually incorrect though.
    It's 'rays', not 'light', so 'reach' is correct.

    I think 'have reached' is also correct.

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    Re: by the time ...

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It's 'rays', not 'light', so 'reach' is correct.

    I think 'have reached' is also correct.
    Yes, you are right. I completely missed that it was "rays" and not "ray".

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