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    what is the different between when and by that time

    In future perfect and future perfect continous

    Such as: By that time we arrive to the cinema the film will have started
    When she arrive to the airport the aircraft will have taken off.
    When we arrive to the cinema the film will have been going on for ten minutes.

    May be Can I use both of time-clauses?

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    Re: what is the different between when and by that time

    Quote Originally Posted by moncsa001 View Post
    By that the time we arrive to at the cinema, the film will have started
    When she arrives to at the airport, the aircraft will have taken off.
    When we arrive to at the cinema, the film will have been going on running/showing/playing for ten minutes.
    'By the time ... perhaps lays more emphasis on the lateness of our arrival than 'when'.

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    Re: what is the different between when and by that time

    So I can use both of them. Just the "by the time" is stronger. Thank you.
    Last edited by moncsa001; 28-Dec-2011 at 13:09.

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